Erik Isaks Polska

  Erik Isaks Polska is a beautiful 16th-note polska from Bergsjö, in the north of Hälsingland.

A version of the tune was annotated in 1923 for inclusion in the collection “Svenska Låtar”.   In the book it called Erik Isak an “eccentric” who came from a long line of fiddlers.

The tune is typical for the Baroque-influenced style of the area, and is played by many fiddlers from there.

Here is a YouTube recording of Thore and Thuve Härdelin playing it.  Father and daughter, they are from perhaps the most famous fiddling family in Hälsingland, covering 6 or more generations of outstanding players.



To the left, a video of me playing Erik Isaks Polska.