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Most-Recorded Hornpipes
The Top Ten Hornpipes of the Century

This list ranks the top ten most-recorded hornpipes out of the 541 distinct hornpipes 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.

Of related interest:
RankNumber of
Recordings
Tune (and link to tune details)
138
Transcription of first 2 bars of Stack of BarleyStack of Barley
232
Transcription of first 2 bars of Dunphy's HornpipeDunphy's Hornpipe
329
Transcription of first 2 bars of Rights of ManRights of Man
428
Transcription of first 2 bars of Plains of BoylePlains of Boyle
526
Transcription of first 2 bars of Harvest HomeHarvest Home
626
Transcription of first 2 bars of Tailor's TwistTailor's Twist
725
Transcription of first 2 bars of Derry HornpipeDerry Hornpipe
824
Transcription of first 2 bars of Boys of BluehillBoys of Bluehill
924
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cronin's HornpipeCronin's Hornpipe
1024
Transcription of first 2 bars of Home RulerHome Ruler