FOLK TUNE ANCIENT BRIDAL SLÅTT
Type: Halling 2/4
Family: ELDGAMAL BRURESLÅTT
Person: Arne Bjørndal
WORK Hardingfeleslåtter
Volume: 2
No: 29
Page: 20
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From the same family:
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With the same tuning
TUNING

'Trollstille', 'huldrestille', 'nøringstille', 'grålysingstille'
COMMENTS
B. 541. Written down in 1916. Sagen learnt the slått in 1846 from Rognald Berge, who in turn had it from "Gamlehagen" (Anders Hagen) 1820. The latter had told Berge that this was a very ancient slått, believed at the time to be hundreds of years old. It was a special slått which was always to be played as the bride left the church. When the bridal party had reached the barton of the farm, the fiddlers would always break into this bridal slått, and play the bridal procession into the farm. The slått was played until the bride had taken her seat at the head of the table and the guests were all inside the house. Most of this slått has been included in Margit Hjukse.

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