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Ben Dollard is a renowned tenor in Dublin. His main role in the story comes in "Sirens," when he sings The Croppy Boy in the Ormond Hotel at the command of Tom Kernan. Everyone becomes very sentimental as they listen to it, and at the end they congratulate him profusely.