Of the 30 set dances played by irishtune.info members – after excluding members who claim less than three tunes – which are the most popular?
|Rank||How many members|
play this tune
|Tune (and link to tune details)|
|1||85||King of the Fairies|
|2||37||St. Patrick's Day|
|5||20||Ace and Deuce of Pipering|
|6||17||Job of Journeywork|
|10||12||Downfall of Paris|
|11||10||Humors of Bandon|
|14||7||An Suisin Bán|
|15||7||Jockey at the Fair|
|16||5||Garden of Daisies|
|19||4||Is the Big Man Within?|
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 irishtune.info.
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.