BY LINDISFARNE  - THE MUSIC OF STEVE MARSH by BRIAN FARRELL

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released 2015

 
1.
By Lindisfarne
 
2.
Callanish
 
3.
Derbyshire Suite
 
4.
Nine Micro Studies
 
5.
Saudade
 
6.
Circle's End

New album release of the music of Steve Marsh

One of Ireland’s leading guitarists, Brian Farrell, has devoted his latest CD to some of my compositions. Titled ‘By Lindisfarne – The Music of Steve Marsh’ the programme ranges from a few of my earliest works written in the 1980’s through to some of my latest ones – including the title track – written in 2014.

Tracks include the 4 movement Callanish Suite, the 7 movement Derbyshire Suite, Nine Micro Studies, Circle’s End, Saudade and By Lindisfarne.

World-renowned classical guitarist Paul Gregory writes of the album: “Charming original miniatures by Steve Marsh, beautifully performed with a deft touch by Brian Farrell. The recording is crystal clear. Very well done.

The Editor of Classical Guitar Magazine, Blair Jackson wrote the following review: “This most recent release from the talented and prolific Irish guitarist Brian Farrell is devoted entirely to music by Steve Marsh. It's a lovely album from beginning to end, brimming with pleasing and often haunting melodies that manage to sound at once affirmative and mysterious. The first time I listened to the CD, my mind was instantly filled with vivid images of the English countryside -so much of it has a relaxing, pastoral feeling. I looked up some of the places referenced in titles: CALLANISH, an ancient stone circle on a remote Scottish isle; THE DERBYSHIRE SUITE, inspired by scenic spots in the East Midlands of England where Marsh lives; LINDISFARNE, another picturesque island with deep history and mystical connections. Marsh, and his vessel, Farrell, tap into all these places, evoking a wide variety of moods, from bucolic bliss to quiet contemplation to sweet sadness.
The NINE MICROSTUDIES seemingly depart from the composer's concern with 'place', but still feel very much a part of the overall tapestry. And my favourite track may be the lilting final one, CIRCLE'S END, which feels almost like a capstone for the CD's journey. The recording is superb and Farrell's playing sparkles like morning dew throughout."

Available from: http://www.brianfarrell.eu

updated: 8 months ago