I would like information regarding the triompa'n. Is this an
Irish version of the hammered dulcimer??? If so, then I have the following
1. Is the instrument diatonic?
2. American hammered dulcimers generally are strung with 12/11 treble/base
strings or 15/14 diatonic. Some of the more modern instruments are 16/15
and are partially or fully chromatic. How do these configurations compare to
their Irish equivalents?
3. I think Derek Bell of the Chieftans plays this instrument. Who are some
other Irish musicians that also play the triompa'n.
4. How do you pronounce it?
Thanks -- Andi Wolfe