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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.



February 3rd  

Gail Hennessy and Friends.

Beautiful Baroque music & a premiere of a new work by Roderick Williams.

Check the Music in the Village page for new dates!

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!

December 16th         New concert!

The Salomon Quartet & John Crockatt viola.

String quintets by Mozart and Beethoven.


Concerts this season will have no interval or refreshments and will last about 65 minutes.

Music in the Village 2020-21 next concert

December 9th

Anna Kondrashina flute

Trevor Pinnock harpsichord

Flute sonatas & Chromatic Fantasia by Bach

Viola-player for Daalamist4w

A new on-line premiere,  a piece I wrote in memory of Gustav Clarkson, written for Adam Römer on viola called Daalamist available to view.

Under Tier 2, the rule of six does not apply indoors.

If you are coming to the concert on Wednesday 9th, do sit with members of your household or "bubble" but otherwise keep your distance, please.  Concerts can go ahead in December as we are in Tier 2