20 Top Irish Session Tunes

I found this really neat list of top Irish session tunes from irishtune.info. It appears that this is a live list of members of their website. I’ve included links to the tune’s thesession.org page as well, so you can see music for different settings of the tunes and alternative names for the tunes.

Some of these were obvious, like Kesh Jig. Others though like Out on the Ocean and My Darling Asleep, are relatively new to me. Check out the list in more detail here: https://www.irishtune.info/session/tunes.php.

This list is current as of 9-28-2020.

The 20 Top Irish Session Tunes, per irishtune.info

  1. Kesh Jig
  2. Cooley’s Reel
  3. Out on the Ocean
  4. Silver Spear
  5. Morrison’s Jig
  6. Connaughtman’s Rambles
  7. Butterfly
  8. Banish Misfortune
  9. Drowsy Maggie
  10. Lilting Banshee
  11. Boys of Bluehill
  12. Mountain Road
  13. Blarney Pilgrim
  14. Banshee
  15. Maid Behind The Bar
  16. Harvest Home
  17. Rights of Man
  18. Wind That Shakes The Barley
  19. Musical Priest
  20. My Darling Asleep

Do any of these tunes surprise you? Which ones are you learning now?

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