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Top Session Reels

Of the 1,330 reels played by members – after excluding members who claim less than three tunes – which are the most popular?

Of related interest:
RankHow many members
play this tune
Tune (and link to tune details)
1259
Transcription of first 2 bars of Silver SpearSilver Spear
2257
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cooley'sCooley's
3214
Transcription of first 2 bars of Drowsy MaggieDrowsy Maggie
4202
Transcription of first 2 bars of Mountain RoadMountain Road
5199
Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid behind the BarMaid behind the Bar
6189
Transcription of first 2 bars of BansheeBanshee
7174
Transcription of first 2 bars of Musical PriestMusical Priest
8167
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wind that Shakes the BarleyWind that Shakes the Barley
9160
Transcription of first 2 bars of Merry BlacksmithMerry Blacksmith
10157
Transcription of first 2 bars of Earl's ChairEarl's Chair
11154
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wise MaidWise Maid
12148
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cup of TeaCup of Tea
13146
Transcription of first 2 bars of Sally GardensSally Gardens
14143
Transcription of first 2 bars of Star of MunsterStar of Munster
15137
Transcription of first 2 bars of Congress ReelCongress Reel
16128
Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss McLeodMiss McLeod
17124
Transcription of first 2 bars of Rolling in the RyegrassRolling in the Ryegrass
18117
Transcription of first 2 bars of Fermoy LassesFermoy Lasses
19115
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ships Are SailingShips Are Sailing
20115
Transcription of first 2 bars of Humours of TullaHumours of Tulla

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.