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Peter McCarthy - violone player

Welcome to my website!  

I play a variety of different bass (and double bass) string instruments.  

PHOTO Paul Tucker

In 2002 I started a concert series in Walthamstow, London E17 - Music in the Village.



On my 'LECTURES' page you can find a concise note for composers who are writing new music for period instruments.

For St James' Baroque  I play violone and violone grosso, and sometimes large bass violin.

Here are London Viols, returning from playing in Mallorca, in 2018

For twenty four years, I was the bass player for the English Concert.  In 2003 I volunteered myself to manage St. James' Baroque and ended up running it ever since.  Be careful what you volunteer for!

Music in the Village 2020-21 season commences

October 14th 2020

Trio Björk - classical string trio

November 25th

Lucy Russell violin & Sesi Seskir fortepiano

Beethoven violin sonatas

Miki Takahashi playing the premiere on YouTube of a piece I wrote for her in 2019 called Vender .

Miki plans a  "physical" premiere in Basel, 2021.

Our Son et Lumiére set for  Sunday August 2nd

is POSTPONED again.

A new date will be set, when circumstances allow.

Government guidance changed today, prohibiting indoor performances for the time being.


Apologies for such a last minute change.

London-Viols-on-tour4w Miki Takahashi