Peter McCarthy - Biography
Peter McCarthy was born in Nottingham in 1954 and studied music at Leeds University. Having previously displayed little competence on a wide range of instruments, a double bass was delivered to his school by accident when he was 17 and a career in music beckoned! Peter was the bass player for the English concert for 14 years. An authority on the history of large string bass instruments, he now combines playing with managing St. James’s Baroque and the Walthamstow concert series 'Music in the Village'.