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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 494 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)
134
Transcription of first 2 bars of Stack of BarleyStack of Barley
228
Transcription of first 2 bars of Dunphy's HornpipeDunphy's Hornpipe
327
Transcription of first 2 bars of Rights of ManRights of Man
426
Transcription of first 2 bars of Plains of BoylePlains of Boyle
525
Transcription of first 2 bars of Harvest HomeHarvest Home
625
Transcription of first 2 bars of Derry HornpipeDerry Hornpipe
723
Transcription of first 2 bars of Boys of BluehillBoys of Bluehill
822
Transcription of first 2 bars of Liverpool HornpipeLiverpool Hornpipe
922
Transcription of first 2 bars of Tailor's TwistTailor's Twist
1022
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cronin's HornpipeCronin's Hornpipe