Of the 29 flings 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)|
|1||43||Road to Glountane|
|2||36||Love Will You Marry Me|
|7||16||Stack of Rye|
|9||9||Jig Away the Donkey|
|10||8||Kitty Got a Clinking Coming from the Fair|
|11||8||An Buachaill Dreoite|
|13||3||Orange and Blue|
|16||3||New Rigged Ship|
|17||2||John Roche's Favourite|
|18||2||Louden's Bonnie Braes|
|20||2||Please Give a Penny to the Poor Old Man|
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.