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Top Session Reels

Of the 1,535 reels 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)
1516
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cooley'sCooley's
2495
Transcription of first 2 bars of Silver SpearSilver Spear
3396
Transcription of first 2 bars of Drowsy MaggieDrowsy Maggie
4380
Transcription of first 2 bars of BansheeBanshee
5378
Transcription of first 2 bars of Mountain RoadMountain Road
6370
Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid behind the BarMaid behind the Bar
7341
Transcription of first 2 bars of Musical PriestMusical Priest
8325
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wind that Shakes the BarleyWind that Shakes the Barley
9312
Transcription of first 2 bars of Earl's ChairEarl's Chair
10304
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cup of TeaCup of Tea
11304
Transcription of first 2 bars of Sally GardensSally Gardens
12297
Transcription of first 2 bars of Merry BlacksmithMerry Blacksmith
13287
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wise MaidWise Maid
14267
Transcription of first 2 bars of Rolling in the RyegrassRolling in the Ryegrass
15265
Transcription of first 2 bars of Star of MunsterStar of Munster
16261
Transcription of first 2 bars of Congress ReelCongress Reel
17260
Transcription of first 2 bars of Father Kelly'sFather Kelly's
18242
Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss McLeodMiss McLeod
19238
Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of TullaHumours of Tulla
20236
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ships Are SailingShips Are Sailing

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.