PHOTO Paul Tucker

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


followed by

Wednesday March 2nd

Fitzwilliam String Quartet 

play Purcell, Schubert and Britten

Many thanks to

Ellie Piercy, Gráinne Dromgoole,

Sam Crane, Peter Hamilton Dyer &

Dominic Dromgoole,

for the fantastic performance on January 6th!


You can hear O'r Galon written for Emily White - premiered on 27 Feb 2021

Here are London Viols, returning from playing in Mallorca.

Peter McCarthy - violone player

Welcome to my website!  

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


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



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!

Concerts will last about 65 minutes, with no interval or refreshments, until further notice.

The next Music in the Village concert is on

Wednesday  March 2nd 2022

The Fitzwilliam String Quartet

play Purcell, Schubert and Britten

Face masks are obligatory for indoor events.