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Top Session Airs

Of the 100 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)
1160
Transcription of first 2 bars of Sí Bheag, Sí MhórSí Bheag, Sí Mhór
2109
Transcription of first 2 bars of South WindSouth Wind
364Transcription of first 2 bars of Down by the Sally GardensDown by the Sally Gardens
448
Star of the County Down
548
Transcription of first 2 bars of Hector the HeroHector the Hero
633
Munster Cloak
726
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ash GroveAsh Grove
819
Dark Island
917
Blind Mary
1017
If Ever You Were Mine
1115
Transcription of first 2 bars of Trip We Took over the MountainTrip We Took over the Mountain
1213
Coolin
1312
Ar Éirinn ní Neosfainn Cé Hí
1411
Port na bPúcaí
1511
Lament of the First Generation
1610
Mná na h Éireann
179
Lord Mayo
188
She Moved through the Fair
198
Marbhna Luimnigh
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.