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Most-Recorded Single Jigs
The Top Ten Single Jigs of the Century

This list ranks the top ten most-recorded single jigs out of the 72 distinct single jigs 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)
110
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ask My FatherAsk My Father
210
Transcription of first 2 bars of Hag at the ChurnHag at the Churn
310
Transcription of first 2 bars of John McHugh'sJohn McHugh's
49
Transcription of first 2 bars of Behind the Bush in the GardenBehind the Bush in the Garden
59
Transcription of first 2 bars of Pat Ward'sPat Ward's
68
Transcription of first 2 bars of Yellow WattleYellow Wattle
77
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ballintore FancyBallintore Fancy
87
Transcription of first 2 bars of Dinny Delaney'sDinny Delaney's
97
Transcription of first 2 bars of Chicken That Made the SoupChicken That Made the Soup
107
Transcription of first 2 bars of Miller's MaggotMiller's Maggot