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Top Session Airs

Of the 105 airs played by members – after excluding members who claim less than five tunes – which are the most popular?

Of related interest:
RankHow many members
play this tune
Tune (and link to tune details)
1172
Transcription of first 2 bars of Sí Bheag, Sí MhórSí Bheag, Sí Mhór
2119
Transcription of first 2 bars of South WindSouth Wind
368Transcription of first 2 bars of Down by the Sally GardensDown by the Sally Gardens
456
Star of the County Down
556
Transcription of first 2 bars of Hector the HeroHector the Hero
635
Munster Cloak
730
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ash GroveAsh Grove
820
Dark Island
920
If Ever You Were Mine
1018
Blind Mary
1115
Transcription of first 2 bars of Trip We Took over the MountainTrip We Took over the Mountain
1213
Coolin
1313
Lament of the First Generation
1412
Ar Éirinn ní Neosfainn Cé Hí
1512
Port na bPúcaí
1610
Mná na h Éireann
179
Lord Mayo
189
She Moved through the Fair
199
Marbhna Luimnigh
207
Blackbird

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 .

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.