Upcoming Sessions


  • Sun
    14
    Sep
    2014
    2:30 pmThe Brook, Portrane

    Singing Session in The Brook, Portrane

  • Mon
    22
    Sep
    2014
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    Singing Session

  • Mon
    22
    Sep
    2014
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    The Tower Singing Circle celebrates the birth of Percy French 160 years ago with an evening of his songs and poems. All Welcome

  • Mon
    03
    Nov
    2014
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    17
    Nov
    2014
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    01
    Dec
    2014
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    15
    Dec
    2014
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    Share some Christmas songs and finger food with us.

  • Mon
    05
    Jan
    2015
    9:00 pmKeelings'Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    19
    Jan
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Sat
    31
    Jan
    2015
    12.00 - 2.00 pmSt. Patrick's Church of Ireland, Donabate

    Workshop with singing teacher David Scott

  • Sat
    31
    Jan
    2015
    12.00 - 2.00 pm.St. Patrick's Church of Ireland, Donabate

    Workshop with David Scott who teaches singing in the North Dublin School of Music and in Donabate.

  • Mon
    02
    Feb
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    Celebrates the songs and poems of the Scottish poet/songwriter, Robert Burns.

  • Mon
    16
    Feb
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    02
    Mar
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    Songs "as Gaeilge" and "as Béarla"

  • Sat
    14
    Mar
    2015
    11:00 amSt. Patrick's Church of Ireland, Donabate
    Canaimis le chéile as Gaeilge
    Beidh ceardlann amhránaíochta á reachtáil ag
    Ciorcal Amhránaíochta an Túir,
    in
    Eaglais Phádraig,  Eaglais na hÉireann,
    Domhnach Bat, Contae Bhaile Átha Cliath
    ar an Satharn 14ú Márta, ag tosú ar 11.00 a.m.
  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2015
    Meal served 7.30Pasta Castella, Donabate Shopping Centre

    Fundraiser for The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival. Ceol, Craic agus Cibo

    .....Music, Craic and Food.

    €20 ...this includes choice of 3 main courses, music by Alison O'Leary, Willie Cahill, Liam Slattery and a host of other Tower Singing Circle regulars.

    Contact Breda at 086 8693243

  • Mon
    30
    Mar
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    Everyone welcome singers, listeners and musicians. Any song, any voice accompanied or unaccompanied.

  • Mon
    13
    Apr
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    27
    Apr
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    11
    May
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    The Bealtaine Festival takes place during the month of May. As part of the festival this year, Singing Circles around the country are involved in The Bird Song Project and are hosting a BIRD SONG themed night during the month of May. Our first BIRD SONG themed night will be on Monday 11th. May and continued on Monday 25th. May. We hope to select some of these songs and sing them at Tower Bay in Portrane on Sunday morning 31st. May as the sun rises...our Dawn Chorus.

    Everyone welcome.

  • Mon
    18
    May
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    Following our last session some songs were suggested for singing together at the "Dawn Chorus".

    Anyone interested in joining us to practise these songs will be very welcome.

  • Sun
    24
    May
    2015
    4:20 amTower Bay Car Park, Portrane

    Come and join us as we greet the dawn with our own dawn chorus of songs about birds and songs containing references to birds.

  • Mon
    25
    May
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    08
    Jun
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    22
    Jun
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    06
    Jul
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    20
    Jul
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    17
    Aug
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    31
    Aug
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015
    Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015
    Portrane/Donabate Peninsula

    The Bleeding  Pig Cultural Festival will be launched on Thursday 10th. September by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. David O'Connor. The launch will take place in The Chink Well Field up at Tower Bay in Portrane. Fingal Arts dept. Resort Residency Project has linked into the festival with Gareth Kennedy' "Origins and Uses of Round Towers". Gareth is constructing a Tower in the field using straw bales.

    Members of the Tower Singing Circle attended a Strawcraft Ireland Workshop and made Mummers' masks and will be wearing their creations at the launch of the festival. Fingal Mummers will perform their mumming play, followed by a selection of Harvest and Autumn songs.

  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015
    9:00 pmThe Waterside Hotel, Donabate

    The Tower Singing Circle with Smyth's Crew will lead the singing and music session in The Waterside Hotel, Donabate.

  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015
    2:30 pmThe Brook, Portrane

    As part of The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival, there will be a "Walk and Talk" in Portrane with a walk around St. Ita's Hospital and it's environs. Local historian, Peadar Bates has received special permission to do this "Walk and Talk".

    It starts on Portrane Green, assembling at 1.15 and starting at 1.30 pm.

    The walk will finish in The Brook in Portrane with a singing session led by The Tower Singing Circle

    Further Information on all the Festival's events on www.bleedingpig.ie

    ENTRY TO ALL EVENTS IS FREE

  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival closing event is a session in Keelings led by The Tower Singing Circle.

  • Mon
    28
    Sep
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    There will be NO session on 14th. September - we will all be recovering !!!!!

  • Mon
    12
    Oct
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    16
    Nov
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    After the break we will go over some Christmas Carols/songs ready to go carol singing in December and get ready for The Wren on St. Stephen's Day.

  • Mon
    30
    Nov
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    After break Singalong Christmas carols and songs for charity carol singing - (date to be confirmed) -

  • Mon
    14
    Dec
    2015
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate

    Christmas get together with festive food and Christmas cheer.

    Bring your friends.

  • Sun
    20
    Dec
    2015
    1:00 pmLady Betty Cobbe Cafe, Newbridge House, Donabate

    To be confirmed!

  • Sat
    26
    Dec
    2015
    to be confirmedto be confirmed

    Despite the horrible weather last year, members turned out with the Cois Farraige Céilí Band and with members of Donabate Céilí Club and raised nearly €400 for St. Vincent dePaul. We finished in The Brook where we continued with dancing, music and singing.

    More information on this year's arrangements late November/early December.

  • Mon
    11
    Jan
    2016
    9:00 pmKeeling's Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    25
    Jan
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    There is a function on in Keelings from 7 - 9pm. If the function is not over when we are starting we can us the room off the lounge.

  • Mon
    01
    Feb
    2016
    7:30 pmPasta Castella Restaurant, Donabate

    We will celebrate Burns Night in style this year with a function in Pasta Castella. Our Scottish singer friends, Angela and Jack Plunkett, will be back with us again with lots of Burns and Scottish songs and a few original compositions.Local piper, Mick McNamara, will pipe in the haggis and there should follow a night of  food, haggis (if you wish), poems, music and song.

    €5 includes a supper dinner with 3 choices.

    Admission is by ticket only as numbers are limited

    Contact Eilish at 087 7911 833

    or email eilishmcdermott@gmail.com

    .

  • Mon
    22
    Feb
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    The Tower Singing Circle will now meet on

    The 2nd. Monday of the month

    The 4th. Monday of the month

    We held a very successful Burns Night in Pasta Castello's in Donabate. Thanks to our special guests, Angela and Jack Plunkett.

  • Wed
    16
    Mar
    2016
    7:30 pmPasta Castella, Donabate

    Our first session in March will take in Pasta Castella's in Donabate.

    This is a fundraiser for The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival.

    €20 to include main course and lots of ceol agus craic!

  • Mon
    28
    Mar
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    Easter Monday

    Theme "Songs of Revolution"

  • Mon
    11
    Apr
    2016
    (9.00 pm)Keelings Lounge, Donabate

    We are busy rehearsing songs of the Easter Rising as members are taking part in Donabate/ Portrane Dramatic Society's "Donabate Reminisces" - the events in Donabate during 1916 in words and songs. This is a pageant as part production of the Dramatic Society's play "Ressurection" by Dan Corkery. The Dramatic Society is the ONLY  group to have been  given permission to put on this play in Dublin - a big coup indeed! See their website for information on getting tickets.

    The play is running next weekend

    Friday 15th. April @ 8.00 pm

    Saturday 16th. April @ 8.00 pm.

    Sunday 17th. April @ 8.00pm.

    VENUE -  St. Patrick's Parish Hall, Donabate

  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    Theme

    Songs from the musicals and films

  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate
  • Sun
    22
    May
    2016
    4:00 amThe Car Park, Tower Bay, Portrane

    The Tower Singing Circle continues to participate in the celebration of Bealtaine with it's annual Dawn Chorus.

    We will assemble in the car park at Tower Bay, Portrane just before 4.00am. and greet the dawn with a selection of songs.

    This year we will sing the songs from our "Bird Songs Project" .

    Afterwards we will have a welcome warm drink and a bite to eat!

    Everyone welcome!

     

  • Mon
    23
    May
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate
  • Thu
    02
    Jun
    2016

    There will be no sessions until after the Euros.

  • Tue
    07
    Jun
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY 

    TUESDAY 7th. JUNE

  • Tue
    07
    Jun
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    Please Note change of day to Tuesday.

     

    Theme

    Songs with a colour in them.

  • Mon
    11
    Jul
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    There will be no sessions on until after the Euros.

    Our next session will be on 11th. July.

  • Mon
    25
    Jul
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    08
    Aug
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    Theme:

    Sun, Sea and Summer Nights

  • Mon
    22
    Aug
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    05
    Sep
    2016
    Keelings Lounge, Donabate

    Monday 5th. September sees the launch of The Bleeding Pig Short Film Festival in Keelings, Donabate at 8.30pm.

    Everyone is welcome to the 3 evening Film Festival and admission is FREE.

    There is NO session on the 5th. September

  • Thu
    08
    Sep
    2016
    9:00 pmThe Waterside Hotel, Donabate

    The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival is on from 5th. - 11th. September on the peninsula see www.bleedingpig.ie for details

    On Thursday 8th. Sepetember The Tower Singing Circle are joining Smyth's Crew and The NoName Band in The Waterside Hotel for a massive singing/ music session.

    Admission is FREE

  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    2:00 pmThe Brook, Portrane

    Session with The Tower Singing Circle and hosted by The Brook, Portrane

    ..open to everyone

    ANY SONG
    ANY VOICE
    ACCOMPANIED OR UNACCOMPANIED
    LISTENERS ESPECIALLY WELCOME

  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    The closing of the Festival with The Tower Singing Circle and special guest Eamonn Galldubh (uilleann pipes) just back from playing to a packed house in the Interceltique Festival in Lorient, France with the concert "Visionairies 1916".

     

  • Mon
    10
    Oct
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate
  • Mon
    24
    Oct
    2016
    8:00 pmKeeling's Green Room

    Singing Workshop with Susie Kennedy

    Programme

    SINGING WORKSHOP with Susie Kennedy

     

    The singing workshop will help you develop your own personal singing voice and style. There will be no imposition of a style or way of singing. The objective of the class is that you will each be more free and more confident with your singing. And we will have fun with the voice!

    Please wear clothes that you can move and breath in freely.

     

    The workshop will consist of the following elements:

     

    Breathing exercises and practice

     

    A good vocal warm up and technique practice.

     

    Individual singing of a song of your choice. No music is needed, but you must know the words to a song.(any song at all, even HAPPY BIRTHDAY will do)

    I will help you with the singing and presentation of the song

     

     

    of your choice using the techniques that we have practiced.

     

     

  • Mon
    07
    Nov
    2016
    8:00 pmKeeling's Green Room

    SINGING WORKSHOP with Susie Kennedy

     

    The singing workshop will help you develop your own personal singing voice and style. There will be no imposition of a style or way of singing. The objective of the class is that you will each be more free and more confident with your singing. And we will have fun with the voice!

    Please wear clothes that you can move and breath in freely.

     

    The workshop will consist of the following elements:

     

    Breathing exercises and practice

     

    A good vocal warm up and technique practice.

     

    Individual singing of a song of your choice. No music is needed, but you must know the words to a song.(any song at all, even HAPPY BIRTHDAY will do)

    I will help you with the singing and presentation of the song of your choice using the techniques that we have practiced.

     

     

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016
    9:00 pmKeelings Lounge, Donabate

    If you have a Leonard Chen song ...please bring it along to sing. If you don't all songs welcome.

  • Mon
    28
    Nov
    2016
    9:30 pmSt. Patrick's Church of Ireland, Donabate and Keelings, Donabate

    Our next session will start in St. Patrick's Church of Ireland, Donabate at 9.30pm.

    We are meeting to rehearse our piece for the Winter Miscellany - we are leading the audience in singing "The 12 Days of Christmas". We also hope to have our own "spot" in the Miscellany ....piece to be decided on Monday.

    (Miscellany on Sunday 4th. Dec. at 7.00pm. St. Patrick's C. of I. Donabate.)

    We hope to finish at 10.15 at the latest and adjourn to Keelings for the rest of the session.

    Turning on of Christmas Lights

    Saturday 10th. December

    St. Patrick's R.C. Church, Donabate

    at 4.30pm.

    Tower Singing Circle, Children's Choir and The NoName Band.

  • Mon
    26
    Dec
    2016
    6.00pm (tbc)Meeting in Smyths car park Donabate (tbc)

    I will send out details of the above when they are confirmed.

    Last year we collected over €500 for SVP.

    If you are interested in joining the singers, dancers from Donabate Céilí Club and members of the Cois Farraige Céilí Band on St. Stephen's Day .... check back here!

    Best wishes for a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas!

  • Mon
    23
    Jan
    2017
    7:30 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Burns Night

    Special Guests: Angela and Jack Plunkett

    in Keelings, Donabate

    at 7.30pm.

    €10 to include supper dinner

    Booking at eilishmcdermott64@gmail.com

  • Mon
    13
    Feb
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Theme for tonight is 

    "Love" ---- Valentine's Day!

  • Mon
    13
    Mar
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick's Day.

     

  • Mon
    27
    Mar
    2017
    Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Theme - "April"

    Some events that occurred in April

    • On this day, 24th. April, the Easter Rising began
    • On 25th. April 1917, Ella Fitzgerald was born
    • In April 1970 - the Beatles broke up
    • On 25th. April 1956 Elvis had his first No.1 hit with "Heartbreak Hotel"

    Of course we would be delighted to hear you sing ANY song.

  • Mon
    22
    May
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Our next session takes place in Keelings, Donabate.

     

  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    4:00 amTower Bay car park, Portrane

    Yes, 4.00 am!

    This will be our 3rd. time to greet the dawn on the last Sunday of May with our very own Dawn Chorus.

    We will sing songs about birds.

    If you would like to join us you would be very welcome.

    Tea/Coffee and sausages afterwards and still time to go back to bed!

  • Mon
    12
    Jun
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    26
    Jun
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    10
    Jul
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    24
    Jul
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    14
    Aug
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    Donabate/Portrane peninsula
    • Launch 

    Sunday 3rd. September - Lynder's Caravan Park, Portrane, 6.30pm. with Fingal Arts. Department@ "Resort Revelations" project. All Welcome

    • 3 Day Short Film Festival - 

    Keelings, Donabate at 8.00pm

    FREE Admission

    • Sing-a-Long or Sing a Song -Thursday 7th.

    Waterside Hotel, Donabate

    Session with The Tower Singing Circle, Smyths' Crew and The NoName Band

    starts 9.00pm - come early to get a seat! All Welcome. FREE admission.

    • Gala Concert - Friday 8th.

    St.Patrick's RC Church, Donabate, at 8.00pm

    Young Dublin Symphonia, Eamonn Galldubh, The Lambay Singers, Skerries Sea Sharps, 

    David Scott, Catalin Lazurca, Skerries Strummers.

    FREE Admission

    • Saturday 9th.

    Workshops

    Newbridge House Tour, Talk, Tea and Tart

    Tours of St. Patrick's C of I Donabate with Brian Scott, 2.00 - 3.30pm.

    Trad and Chips

    Exploration Dome

    Mol an Óige - concert of young talent

    "Shall We Dance" - music and dance extravaganza with The Bevertones and Carola Rondel, Blanchrdstown Brass Band, The City Gents, Recall and The Viva School of Dance.                            DONABATE GOLF CLUB 8.00pm

     

    FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS

    • Sunday 10th. 

    September Miscellany- short stories and musical interludes, St. Patrick's Cof I Church, Donabate - 11.30 am

    Craft Exhibition, Photography, Art - Parish Hall, Donabate 12.00 - 4.00pm

    Historical Stroll around Portrane with local historians Peadar Bates and Eamon Grogan assemble Portrane Green at 12.30

    "The Fiddler and the Dean" short sketch by Donabate Portrane Dramatic Society - an imaginary conversation between Jonathan Swift and the composer Handel -

    The Brook Portrane, 2.15pm approx.                                                                                             Session with The Tower Singing Circle

    Samba Drumming Workshop Parish Hall, Donabate, 4.30 - 5.30 followed by performance by participants

    Tours of St. Patrick's C of I, Donabate with Brian Scott - 2.00 - 3.30pm

    The Open Mic -  Smyths, Donabate

    Registration 5.00pm. Session 6.00 - 9.00pm followed by "The Fun Boys"                                   

    FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS

    Visit www.bleedingpig.ie for more information

     

     

     

  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    There will be no session tomorrow night.

    We are all exhausted from singing, dancing, Miscellany  and the Open Mic during The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival ...and we all need a break!

     

    See you in 2 weeks time.

  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
    Songs, stories about
    Witches,Magic, Mystery, Ghosts and Ghouls, Vampires, Bats, Zombies, ......
    or any song you would like to sing!!
  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    The Theme for the session is The Beatles and Leonard Cohen

  • Mon
    08
    Jan
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Happy New Year and all the very best for 2018!

     

  • Mon
    22
    Jan
    2018
    7:30 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Booking required for Burns Night.

    Cost €12 to include supper/dinner of Sea Bass or Chicken Supreme

    Special Guests - Angela and Jack Plunkett

    For booking or more information phone Eilish on 087 7911833

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Theme

    New Year - New Song

  • Mon
    26
    Feb
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    No particular theme BUT if you have a song "as Gaeilge" we would like to hear it.

  • Mon
    12
    Mar
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Theme:

    A song with the name of an Irish County or town.

    Let's see if we can get a song from all 32 counties!

  • Mon
    26
    Mar
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    14
    May
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    11
    Jun
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Theme for this session

     

    Songs about the sun and summer.

  • Mon
    25
    Jun
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    09
    Jul
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    Theme

    The theme for the next session is

    "songs with a boy's/man's name in it"

    More News

    The Tower Singing Circle is very involved in the upcoming Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival.

    The Festival this year is running from Friday 7th September to Sunday 16th September.

    On Sunday 9th. September in The  Waterside Hotel, Donabate,  we are involved in "Sing-a-Song or Singalong" event 7.00pm - 11.00pm.

    On Sunday 16th. September we are in The Brook, Portrane, following the walk in Portrane with talk by Hans Visser, bio diversity officer in Fingal Co.Co and a short comedy "Mr. Foot" by the Donabate Portane Dramatic Society...approx 2.30pm.

    See www.bleedingpig.ie for all events during the festival. Admission to ALL events is free.

    The website will have more information in the coming weeks.

  • Mon
    23
    Jul
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    13
    Aug
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    27
    Aug
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    On Sunday 9th September,as part of The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival, The Tower Singing Circle will be joining Smyth's Crew and the NoName Band in The Waterside Hotel, Donabate for

    "Sing-a-Song or Singalong".

    This is a Free Event and open to everyone.

    The Session on Monday 10th. September will not take place.

  • Mon
    08
    Oct
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate
  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness ...."

    Songs of  Autumn - harvest, leaves, fruit, Hallow E'en and witches, the dead,

  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018
    9:00 pmKeelings, Donabate

    THEME

    Songs of War and Peace

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