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Top Session Reels

Of the 1,478 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)
1433
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cooley'sCooley's
2416
Transcription of first 2 bars of Silver SpearSilver Spear
3336
Transcription of first 2 bars of Drowsy MaggieDrowsy Maggie
4329
Transcription of first 2 bars of Mountain RoadMountain Road
5323
Transcription of first 2 bars of BansheeBanshee
6309
Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid behind the BarMaid behind the Bar
7291
Transcription of first 2 bars of Musical PriestMusical Priest
8272
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wind that Shakes the BarleyWind that Shakes the Barley
9264
Transcription of first 2 bars of Earl's ChairEarl's Chair
10255
Transcription of first 2 bars of Sally GardensSally Gardens
11251
Transcription of first 2 bars of Merry BlacksmithMerry Blacksmith
12247
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cup of TeaCup of Tea
13236
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wise MaidWise Maid
14231
Transcription of first 2 bars of Rolling in the RyegrassRolling in the Ryegrass
15221
Transcription of first 2 bars of Congress ReelCongress Reel
16219
Transcription of first 2 bars of Star of MunsterStar of Munster
17212
Transcription of first 2 bars of Father Kelly'sFather Kelly's
18208
Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss McLeodMiss McLeod
19199
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ships Are SailingShips Are Sailing
20199
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.