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Most-Recorded Pieces
The Top Ten Pieces of the Century

This list ranks the top ten most-recorded pieces out of the 231 distinct pieces 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)
111
Transcription of first 2 bars of O'Carolan's ConcertoO'Carolan's Concerto
211
Transcription of first 2 bars of Princess RoyalPrincess Royal
38
Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty BrownePlanxty Browne
48
Fox Chase
57
Music for a Found Harmonium
66
Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty Fanny PowersPlanxty Fanny Powers
76
Transcription of first 2 bars of O'Carolan's DraughtO'Carolan's Draught
86
Transcription of first 2 bars of Loftus JonesLoftus Jones
96
Da Slockit Light
106
Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty Madam MaxwellPlanxty Madam Maxwell