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Top Session Set Dances

Of the 34 set dances 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)
197
Transcription of first 2 bars of King of the FairiesKing of the Fairies
238
Transcription of first 2 bars of St. Patrick's DaySt. Patrick's Day
331
Transcription of first 2 bars of BlackbirdBlackbird
426
Transcription of first 2 bars of Three CaptainsThree Captains
520
Transcription of first 2 bars of Ace and Deuce of PiperingAce and Deuce of Pipering
620
Transcription of first 2 bars of Job of JourneyworkJob of Journeywork
716
Transcription of first 2 bars of Rodney's GloryRodney's Glory
816
Transcription of first 2 bars of Madame BonaparteMadame Bonaparte
915
Transcription of first 2 bars of HuntHunt
1013
Transcription of first 2 bars of Downfall of ParisDownfall of Paris
1111
Transcription of first 2 bars of Humors of BandonHumors of Bandon
1211
Transcription of first 2 bars of Drunken GaugerDrunken Gauger
139
Transcription of first 2 bars of An Suisin BánAn Suisin Bán
148
Transcription of first 2 bars of Planxty DavisPlanxty Davis
157
Transcription of first 2 bars of Jockey at the FairJockey at the Fair
165
Transcription of first 2 bars of Garden of DaisiesGarden of Daisies
175
Transcription of first 2 bars of Is the Big Man Within?Is the Big Man Within?
184
Transcription of first 2 bars of Orange RogueOrange Rogue
194Transcription of first 2 bars of Blackthorn StickBlackthorn Stick
204
Transcription of first 2 bars of Youghal HarbourYoughal Harbour

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.