call it a "jaw harp" or "Jewï¿½s harp".
The Gaelic word is tromb, which has become the English word "trump".
The Scots of the Lochaber district were particularly skilled, and thus the moniker
the Scots emigrated to the United States, the Lochaber
trump traveled with them, and the twang of the Jewï¿½s
harp has now become associated with Appalachia as
the dance and fiddle styles that have been passed
down over the generations.
you would like to try your hand at twanging the trump; a workshop and competition
will take place on Friday at 2:30 in the Harp tent. For the winner, Grandfather
Mountain Highland Games is proud to offer the trophy designed by premiere trump
player Lindsay Porteous. Some trumps will be available for use and/or purchase
at the Harp tent.