3 questions about Irish words/phrases.
Like I said in a previous thread, new to Irish trad music, enjoying listening to the tunes and reading about the history.
I’ve got 3 questions about words and phrases I keep hearing, would be interesting to know what they mean.
1) What’s the ‘pure drop’?
2) What are the ‘humours’? Lots of tunes called the humours of this and that. What’s it mean?
3) Not sure how to spell this one, what’s the ‘nyar’?? I found an interview with Kevin Burke somewhere and he was talking about when he first started playing. Apparently he showed promise early and he says ‘people said I had the "nyar".’ I suppose it means something like the ‘feel’ or an inherent sense of the pulse or something?