Of the 72 marches 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||60||Battle of Aughrim|
|2||56||Give Me Your Hand|
|3||45||Brian Boru's March|
|5||37||Dawning of the Day|
|6||36||Return from Fingal|
|9||25||Song of the Chanter|
|10||25||Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine|
|12||23||March of the King of Laois|
|13||20||Bó Mhín na Toitean|
|14||19||Scotland the Brave|
|20||10||Boys of Wexford|
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.