Of the 50 single jigs 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||135||Hag at the Churn|
|2||73||Off She Goes|
|7||51||Smash the Windows|
|9||40||Behind the Bush in the Garden|
|14||14||Rosie Finn's Favourite|
|15||13||Ask My Father|
|18||8||Sweets of May|
|19||7||Mary Brennan's Favorite|
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.