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Top Session Airs

Of the 100 airs played by members – after excluding members who claim less than three tunes – which are the most popular?

Of related interest:
RankHow many members
play this tune
Tune (and link to tune details)
1149
Transcription of first 2 bars of Sí Bheag, Sí MhórSí Bheag, Sí Mhór
2108
Transcription of first 2 bars of South WindSouth Wind
355Transcription of first 2 bars of Down by the Sally GardensDown by the Sally Gardens
447
Star of the County Down
543
Transcription of first 2 bars of Hector the HeroHector the Hero
631
Munster Cloak
723
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ash GroveAsh Grove
818
Dark Island
916
If Ever You Were Mine
1015
Transcription of first 2 bars of Trip We Took over the MountainTrip We Took over the Mountain
1113
Blind Mary
1213
Coolin
1312
Ar Éirinn ní Neosfainn Cé Hí
1411
Lament of the First Generation
1510
Mná na h Éireann
1610
Port na bPúcaí
179
Lord Mayo
189
Wounded Hussar
198
She Moved through the Fair
207
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 .

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.