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Top Session Reels

Of the 1,421 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)
1352
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cooley'sCooley's
2339
Transcription of first 2 bars of Silver SpearSilver Spear
3283
Transcription of first 2 bars of Drowsy MaggieDrowsy Maggie
4269
Transcription of first 2 bars of Mountain RoadMountain Road
5264
Transcription of first 2 bars of BansheeBanshee
6258
Transcription of first 2 bars of Maid behind the BarMaid behind the Bar
7224
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wind that Shakes the BarleyWind that Shakes the Barley
8222
Transcription of first 2 bars of Musical PriestMusical Priest
9213
Transcription of first 2 bars of Sally GardensSally Gardens
10210
Transcription of first 2 bars of Earl's ChairEarl's Chair
11206
Transcription of first 2 bars of Merry BlacksmithMerry Blacksmith
12201
Transcription of first 2 bars of Cup of TeaCup of Tea
13194
Transcription of first 2 bars of Wise MaidWise Maid
14183
Transcription of first 2 bars of Star of MunsterStar of Munster
15181
Transcription of first 2 bars of Rolling in the RyegrassRolling in the Ryegrass
16179
Transcription of first 2 bars of Congress ReelCongress Reel
17174
Transcription of first 2 bars of Miss McLeodMiss McLeod
18164
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ships Are SailingShips Are Sailing
19159
Transcription of first 2 bars of Father Kelly'sFather Kelly's
20155
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.