Of the 42 barn dances 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)|
|2||20||If There Weren't Any Women in the World|
|3||15||Bill Malley's Barndance|
|7||10||Kilnamona Barn Dance|
|8||9||Hills of Tara|
|12||6||Around the Fairy Fort|
|13||6||Earl of Thomond|
|15||5||Róise Bheag Róise Móire's|
|16||4||John Mc Kenna's|
|18||4||Road to the Isles|
|19||4||Green Mountain Boys|
|20||4||Proinnsias Ó Maonaigh's|
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.