Of the 100 airs played by irishtune.info members – after excluding members who claim less than three tunes – which are the most popular?
|Rank||How many members|
play this tune
|Tune (and link to tune details)|
|1||149||Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór|
|3||55||Down by the Sally Gardens|
|4||47||Star of the County Down|
|5||43||Hector the Hero|
|9||16||If Ever You Were Mine|
|10||15||Trip We Took over the Mountain|
|13||12||Ar Éirinn ní Neosfainn Cé Hí|
|14||11||Lament of the First Generation|
|15||10||Mná na h Éireann|
|16||10||Port na bPúcaí|
|19||8||She Moved through the Fair|
|20||7||Sliabh na mBan|
About the sort order: Tunes that are tied with the same number of people playing them are then ranked with the oldest tunes first, based on the post-1900 publication histories of the tune, as documented in irishtune.info.
Caveat: The accuracy of these "session" statistics depend on how carefully each contributor was about entering his or her repertoire. There are known cases when users have hastily grabbed at a wrong tune only because it happens to have the same title as the intended tune, without bothering to read more closely. This behavior should only have a minor effect on these "most popular" lists.