This composition was written for my beautiful wife, Nadia, as a 2014 Christmas present (hence the final section which I wanted to sound ‘Christmas-like’).
It lasts approximately seven-and-a-half minutes and is constructed of several different contrasting sections.
Lindisfarne Castle is a 16th-century castle located on Holy Island in Northumberland, England. For several years, around Christmas-time, we have taken our four dogs and rented a cottage near to the castle, but being out of season the building is closed to the public and we have never managed to see inside it, only walk ‘by‘ it; hence the title. Steve Marsh
By Lindisfarne received its first recorded performance, and is the title track, on a CD devoted to the compositions of Steve Marsh by one of Ireland’s leading guitarists, Brian Farrell. Available to buy here.