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Top Session Reels

Of the 1,182 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)
1212
Transcription of first 2 bars of Silver SpearSilver Spear
2201
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cooley'sCooley's
3171
Transcription of first 2 bars of Drowsy MaggieDrowsy Maggie
4165
Transcription of first 2 bars of Mountain RoadMountain Road
5154
Transcription of first 2 bars of BansheeBanshee
6153
Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid behind the BarMaid behind the Bar
7139
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wind that Shakes the BarleyWind that Shakes the Barley
8133
Transcription of first 2 bars of Musical PriestMusical Priest
9131
Transcription of first 2 bars of Merry BlacksmithMerry Blacksmith
10127
Transcription of first 2 bars of Earl's ChairEarl's Chair
11127
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wise MaidWise Maid
12118
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cup of TeaCup of Tea
13112
Transcription of first 2 bars of Star of MunsterStar of Munster
14111
Transcription of first 2 bars of Sally GardensSally Gardens
15108
Transcription of first 2 bars of Congress ReelCongress Reel
16101
Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss McLeodMiss McLeod
1796
Transcription of first 2 bars of Rolling in the RyegrassRolling in the Ryegrass
1895
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ships Are SailingShips Are Sailing
1993
Transcription of first 2 bars of Sligo MaidSligo Maid
2091
Transcription of first 2 bars of Fermoy LassesFermoy Lasses

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.