This list ranks the top ten most-recorded airs out of the 298 distinct airs on the indexed recordings. The tunes are ranked in descending order of number of recordings. When tunes have the same number of recordings, tunes having the oldest recordings appear first. Note that reuses of a particular cut in later anthologies are counted, which is fair, since the popularity of a recording is a good indicator both of the popularity of the tune and of the likelihood that musicians will learn the tune from that recording.
|Tune (and link to tune details)|
|1||30||Dear Irish Boy|
|4||17||An Buachaill Caol Dubh|
|6||12||Sliabh na mBan|
|8||12||Ar Éirinn ní Neosfainn Cé Hí|