Reinländer från Transtrand

  This Reinländer från Transtrand is a charactaristic tune from the region of Dalarna bordering on Norway.

reinländer or reinlender is basically the same dance as the schottis, but the name is the usual word used in Norway.

Omas Per was a fiddler from the village of Transtrand.  This particular tune is a favorite there.

Here is a YouTube video of it being played by a Swedish fiddler.  Notice that he is playing an 8-string fiddle.  The 4 extra strings run under the fingerboard and through the bridge, like the resonance strings on the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle.