AS A NATION of songwriters and storytellers, one thing Ireland has perfected is the art of emotional music to bring even the most strong-willed to tears.
From Jim McCann's Grace, to Christy Moore's Beeswing and Luke Kelly's iconic Raglan Road, here is a list of some of the most tear-jerking Irish ballads.
Are we missing anything in this list? Let us know in the comments below...
The Dubliners - Song for Ireland
Christy Moore - Beeswing
Mary Black and Jimmy McCarthy - As I Leave Behind Neidín
The Fureys - The Old Man
Luke Kelly - On Raglan Road
Jim McCann - Grace
The Dubliners - Spancil Hill
Liam Clancy - The Parting Glass
Sinéad O'Connor - She Moved Through the Fair