Ridmarsch efter Erik Östlund
This Ridmarsch efter Erik Östlund is a special kind of a tune. It can be called a bridal march, but originally not for inside a church. A wedding procession going from the bride’s home to the church might be led on horseback, and the fiddler would play a “ridmarsch” (riding march) sitting in the saddle while his horse was led by either a someone on foot or on another horse.
Anders Gustaf Jernberg (1829 – 1897) was a fiddler in Gästrikland. This tune entered his family repertoire, father to son, through several generations. Erik Östlund was a fiddling acquaintance of his.
Here is a video of me playing the Ridmarsch efter Erik Östlund.