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Top Session Barn Dances

Of the 62 barn dances 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)
1108
Transcription of first 2 bars of Lucy Farr'sLucy Farr's
259
Transcription of first 2 bars of If There Weren't Any Women in the WorldIf There Weren't Any Women in the World
349
Transcription of first 2 bars of Bill Malley's BarndanceBill Malley's Barndance
443
Transcription of first 2 bars of James Gannon'sJames Gannon's
542
Transcription of first 2 bars of GlenbeighGlenbeigh
639
Transcription of first 2 bars of Gypsy PrincessGypsy Princess
730
Transcription of first 2 bars of Around the Fairy FortAround the Fairy Fort
829
Transcription of first 2 bars of Gypsy PrincessGypsy Princess
929
Transcription of first 2 bars of New BroomNew Broom
1024
Transcription of first 2 bars of Hills of TaraHills of Tara
1120
Transcription of first 2 bars of Kilnamona Barn DanceKilnamona Barn Dance
1218
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cameron HighlanderCameron Highlander
1317
Transcription of first 2 bars of Jimmy Duffy'sJimmy Duffy's
1414
Transcription of first 2 bars of Jimmy Duffy'sJimmy Duffy's
1513
Transcription of first 2 bars of Dances at KinvaraDances at Kinvara
169
Transcription of first 2 bars of John Mc Kenna'sJohn Mc Kenna's
179
Transcription of first 2 bars of Pearl O'Shaughnessy'sPearl O'Shaughnessy's
188
Transcription of first 2 bars of Thadelo'sThadelo's
197
Transcription of first 2 bars of Hayes' FavouriteHayes' Favourite
206
Transcription of first 2 bars of Róise Bheag Róise Móire'sRóise Bheag Róise Móire'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 .

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.