Of the 35 set dances played by irishtune.info members – after excluding members who claim less than five tunes – which are the most popular?
|Rank||How many members|
play this tune
|Tune (and link to tune details)|
|1||143||King of the Fairies|
|2||51||St. Patrick's Day|
|4||33||The Three Sea Captains|
|5||30||Job of Journeywork|
|7||22||Ace and Deuce of Pipering|
|10||16||An Suisin Bán|
|11||15||Downfall of Paris|
|12||13||Humors of Bandon|
|15||10||Jockey at the Fair|
|16||9||Garden of Daisies|
|17||9||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.