Of the 254 hornpipes 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||246||Boys of Bluehill|
|3||215||Rights of Man|
|4||183||Off to California|
|7||81||Stack of Barley|
|8||80||Chief O'Neill's Favorite|
|10||80||Plains of Boyle|
|13||73||Flowers of Edinburgh|
|14||62||Humours of Tullycrine|
|20||42||Pride of Petravore|
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.