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The Spirit Store = Music, Comedy, Gigs, Venue, Bar, Drink...
George's Quay, Dundalk, Co. Louth +353-42-9352697
NOVEMBER 2018

Thu 15th November
Paul McCann
Backroom@Spiritstore - 9pm - Free

'Here Comes the Rapture' (which was released on 28 September) is McCann's debut album. The album was preceded by the single 'Keep the Devil Within' which was released in June 2018. The single received strong radio support and charted at number 3 in Irelands Indie Single Chart. Keep an eye out for songstress Aine Cahill who also appears in the songs video.
Fri 16th November
Enya Martin "Would Ya Be Able"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

SOLD OUT
Announcing Stand up comedian Enya Martin, writer and creator of the very famous comedy video Facebook page "Giz a laugh", Enya has successfully made the transition from creating comedy videos online to performing on the the live stage. Enya is the best selling female comedian in Dublin's Vicar Street, having sold out 3 shows this year. She has performed successfully in the Laughter Lounge, Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Vodafone Comedy Festival and also sold out at this years Jest Fest in Wexford.
Sat 17th November
Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50
SOLD OUT

The now 9 piece band Pontious Pilate & The Naildrivers complete with brass section, are coming to you in association with Andiamo Scooter Club. Fronted by Dundalks own Sean McDonnell, The Naildrivers have shared the stage with such luminaries as The Undertones, Bad Manners and The Selecter,The Naildrivers energize audiences playing the ska and punk music of late seventies and early eighties (and a few of their own besdies). Bands like The Specials, Madness, The Jam, and The Clash come to life in the hands of The Naildrivers.
Sun 18th November
Stephanie Rainey
+ Guest Sophie Coyle
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50
Stephanie Rainey is the Irish singer songwriter who made the impossible happen. With no money, no manager, no contacts and no carefully calculated social media campaign, she created a music industry stampede of epidemic proportions with just one heart-stopping song - 'Please Don't Go'
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Sun 18th November
Traditional Session
Downstairs
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings.
Mon 19th November
Monday Night Pub Quiz
Downstairs - 9pm sharp - €4 per team of 4

Carlsberg dont do quizzes, but if they did, they would have Bamber Goosecoigne as host. Every Monday night. Pints for prizes. You know it makes sense.

Wed 21st November
Sea Legs Open Mic Collective
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

"You've gotta make your own kind of music/sing your own special song" A microphone, a guitar, a piano and a room of ears. Here's a call out to all who wish to try out their thing in front of a live audience. An opportunity to make that move, step into the discomfort zone and realise your potential as a singer, musician, performer. It's the perfect place to try out new songs/compositions or just sing a song you love to sing. The ending sing-along is uptown top rankin'.
Thu 22nd November
Versive, Priorland, Tanjier
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission

Three emerging acts bring you a night of Indie and Alternative Rock and strong melodies. Last years gathering of these acts drew a fine crowd and a great evening of fresh new music.
Fri 23rd November
Neil Delamere "Controlled Substance"
Doors 7:30pm - Show 8pm
Tickets €25

SOLD OUT
Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again he would think that, wouldn't he? 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman). 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald).
Sat 24th November
Qween (Queen Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

SOLD OUT
A deluxe Queen tribute for all you bohemians out there. Their debut show here in June was stunning and we welcome them back again.Hear all the very best Queen hits and many more from Ireland's best tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/qweenband/
Sun 25th November
Don Baker & Band
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

We regret to inform you that for personal reasons Rob Strong will no longer be participating in Don Baker and Rob Strong's current tour. Don Baker will continue the tour with his band and wish to express their regret to the Theatres and patrons affected by this.
Don Baker and his band have been touring many of Ireland's finest theatres to rave reviews in 2018. The band sold out many of their concerts this year and recently performed at the iconic Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Don is a prolific singer/songwriter and musician, whose songs have been recorded by Sinead O'Connor, Declan O'Rourke, Finbar Furey and Liam Ó'Maonlaí with Bono describing him as "the best harmonica player in the world".
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Sun 25th November
Traditional Session
Downstairs
Free - All welcome 6-9pm

The session has been going for many years here now and is still going strong. This weekly get together of folk and traditional musicians is a wonderful way to spend your early Sunday evenings.
Mon 26th November
Monday Night Pub Quiz
Downstairs - 9pm sharp - €4 per team of 4

Carlsberg dont do quizzes, but if they did, they would have Bamber Goosecoigne as host. Every Monday night. Pints for prizes. You know it makes sense.
Wed 28th November
Words In Store
Upstairs - 8.30pm - Free

Dundalk Writers welcome fans of all ages to share in the mutual adoration of poetry, story etc, More info; 0872538583
Thu 29th November
Wild Youth
+ Guests
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Wild Youth are a four-piece who stormed the Spotify Viral Charts and held the #1 spot for two weeks with their first single. With influences ranging from Imagine Dragons, to The XX, The Script, and The 1975, they play a melodic brand of pop-rock with electronic touches.They soon found themselves invited to support artists such as Niall Horan, The Script, and Zara Larsson on arena sized shows, and drawing huge crowds to their festival slots across Ireland and the UK.
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Fri 30th November
Damewits Theatre Company
Comedy Cabaret

Doors 8pm - Tickets €10 from Mint Jewellers Earl Street

"Damewits were born as a challenge to the sexist offerings on stage locally and nationally. They were the first feminist cabaret comedy act in Ireland and played to great success at Dublin Theatre Festival, Radio 1 Morning Show, with an invitation to the Late Late Show. This is a wacky wonderful night of comedy. Come and split yisser sides laughing with Christine Larkin and Maura Baldwin and Fionnuala Morgan on piano. Its a big charity gig with a myriad of spot prizes on the night."
DECEMBER 2018
Sat 1st December
Little Green Cars
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Alternative-pop outfit Little Green Cars have announced a show in the Spirit Store this December. Following the release of the group's stand-out album "Ephemera" the band have garnered international recognition for their live shows and powerful performances.
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Sun 2nd December
DSM Christmas Concert
2-5pm

Dundalk School Of Music celebrate 9 years with a Christmas Concert featuring students and special guests. Tickets and information available from DSM Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MusicDundalk/
Sun 2nd December
Cúig Album Launch
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12 /€10 Students

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, 'New Landscapes', Cúig were awarded "Best New Irish Band 2016" by the Irish American News. Their highly anticipated second CD, "The Theory of Chaos", will feature their high octane creative arrangements along vocals, a recording first for the talented five piece. Join them to celebrate the launch of their new album.
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Thu 6th December
Tom Holliston & Selina Martin
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Tom is probably best-known for his 16 years touring and recording with legendary Canadian bands Nomeansno and the Hanson Brothers. Tom's solo work consists of alternative rock songs, characterized by considerable musical variance with playful and obscure pop culture themes. commentary.Canadian songwriter Selina Martin has been part of the thriving Toronto music scene for almost two decades, releasing 4 highly acclaimed solo albums
Fri 7th December
Private Party
Upstairs
Sat 8th December
Further Ted with Joe Rooney + Patrick McDonnell
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Two of Father Ted's most memorable guest stars come together for a night of stand up and musical comedy. The show also contains a "Lovely Girls" competition. Joe Rooney was Father Damo in the episode Old Grey Whistle Theft. "Rooney is very funny, but it is with his guitar in his hands that he becomes unmissable..." The Stage. Patrick McDonnell played Eoin McLove in the episode Night of The Nearly Dead.
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Sun 9th December
Ryan McMullan
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

SOLD OUT
Ryan has already earned a formidable reputation in the European live music scene. After spending many years developing a dedicated local following (and gaining the favour of personal heroes such as Foy Vance and Gary Lightbody) in 2017 he supported Ed Sheeran on Ed's arena tour. Perhaps more pertinently, this was followed up with his own UK and European Headline tour complete with a triumphant homecoming Gig in Belfast.
Fri 14th December
M'Anam Community Presents
Tune Fusion
Doors 8pm - Admission €7

In aid of Dundalk Simon Community, this gathering of like minded artists and writers, curated by Míanam have come together to create a new event for both well established and budding musicians from the Dundalk locality. These groups have been asked to compose an original piece and learn a cover piece each which will be performed on the night.
Sat 15th December
Owen Colgan - A Little Weapon
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Owen Colgan, Irish cult comedy hero is best known for his role as Buzz McDonnell from Hardy Bucks , for which he has starred in 4 hit seasons, and the Hardy Bucks hit movie which media coined 'the Irish Hangover' .This year Owen is going solo and he is out to change your lives,. In a world full of hurt, pain and shite craic, Owen Colgan embarks on a journey to save people's minds from sadness. Armed only with his fists and a couple of pints
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Sat 15th December
The Blair Mix Project
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Playing Indie, Soul, Rock And Roll, Ska, Trojan Reggae, Rare Grooves, Funk, Brit Pop and many more.

Sun 16th December
Lucia & Maria
+ Special Guest Emma Langford
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

Violin virtuose duo Maria Ryan and Lucia MacPartlin will be joined by award-winning folk singer-songwriter Emma Langford on their tour of Ireland this December for the launch of their debut album, "Lucia and Maria Live at the Chapel". The album was recorded at Griffith College Chapel in Cork as part of the Quiet Lights Festival.In October Emma Langford won the RTE Radio 1 Folk Award for Best Emerging Artist.
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Thu 20th December
Trick Mist "Both Ends" Album Launch
+ Participant + Conal McIntyre
Doors 8pm - Tickets €10

Songwriter, electronic musician and multi instrumentalist Trick Mist (Gavin Murray) returns to The Spirit Store to mark the release his debut album 'Both Ends' via Pizza Pizza Records. The highly anticipated debut will be available on limited edition 12'' vinyl and across all digital platforms.
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Thu 20th December
Ben Reel
Backroom@Spiritstore 9pm

Benís music has evolved into an honest earthy sound that has matured like a fine wine, drawing from the well of different styles of musical influence from rock, soul, blues, alt folk/Americana, country & reggae which fuses all these genres into a melting pot to create a great sound which has become his own
Fri 21st December
The 4 Of Us
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

Brendan & Declan Murphy will perform the highlights of their 20 year career, along with new material, on their upcoming Irish dates This show will be an chance to hear "Mary", "Washington Down", "Sunlight", "She Hits Me", and many more classics in an acoustic.
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Sat 22nd December
Bobby McCarthy (Full Band)
+ Spuds Dont Bounce + martin McEnteggart
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14.50

SOLD OUT
Bobby returns to the Store for yet another Christmas show for a night of song, laugh and festivities. Bobby, being backed by a fantastic 8 piece band, pays homage to musical greats from the last 50 years, putting his own twist on both classic and obscure gems. Expect tracks made famous by Bruce Springsteen, U2, David Bowie, Queen, The Pogues, Madness and The Beatles as well as a few festive treats thrown in for good measure. Ho Ho Ho!!
Sun 23rd December
David Keenan And Band
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

"Not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars, while Kavanagh deals Dylan a suspicious hand of cards, and Anthony Cronin and Jack Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down" Pat Carty Hotpress Magazine.
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Wed 26th December
St Stephens Day with
Live Forever - Oasis Tribute
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

SOLD OUT
They recreate songs from every era of Oasis from the timeless hits of the 90's when brit pop was at it's height, to the hits off their final album! Having toured Ireland extensively playing many of it's major venues and festivals, live forever have a wealth of experience when it comes to stagecraft.The audience continues to six`ng their hearts out to the classic Oasis anthems that we all know and love.
Thu 27th December
These Charming Men
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

These Charming Men have been playing the music of The Smiths for over ten years now. With uncanny similarities and superb live performances the Dublin four piece have played sell-out gigs throughout Ireland and headlining The Smiths/Morrissey Convention in LA 6 years running. The band have headlined the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, playing to their biggest crowd to date, some 35,000 people. These Charming Men are a must for all Smiths / Morrissey fans.
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Fri 28th December
Thin Az Lizzy
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

Yes the boys are back in town . A "Thin Lizzy" tribute like nothing you have heard before with a line up to die for, hallmarked for performing Thin Lizzy's classics with all the energy and enthusiasm of the original.The attraction of "Johnny Fox" of Thin Az Lizzy heritage should inspire any ardent Lizzy fan.
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Sat 29th December
Declan O'Rourke
Doors 8pm - Tickets €25

Declan has played for three Irish Presidents, and the King and Queen of Sweden (with Peter Jöback). He appeared on two seasons of the popular music show Other Voices, as well as season five of BBC's Transatlantic Session alongside Alison Krauss and Amos Lee. Declan has guested with New Zealand indie-sensation Bic Runga, and 3multi-platinum alternative rock group Snow Patrol throughout Europe, including London's Wembley Arena.
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Sun 30th December
Rebel Rebel - The David Bowie Experience
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Rebel Rebel; experienced musicians who dont regard themselves as a covers band but as "Bowie fans playing music we love to Bowie fans". Rebel Rebel play a costumed show of Bowie's greatest hits and key album tracks from 'Space Oddity' to 'Where Are We Now' - no mean feat when you consider the range of musical styles and techniques that the legendary chameleon has deployed over 6 decades of enthralling music.
JANUARY 2019
Fri 4th January
Modern Love
+ Love Ghost + Coastline Pickup
Doors 8pm - €5 Admission

Drogheda based outfit who are crafting some seriously catchy upbeat indie & alt-pop anthems..The band have played support slots to the likes of The Academic, Apella & Hudson Taylor and have earned a firm following for their ethereal and energetic live shows. Love Ghost has opened for Smash Mouth, Berlin, TheTubes, Fuel, Buckcherry, The Young Dubliners.
Sat 5th January
Mack Fleetwood
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

SOLD OUT
Ireland's premier tribute to the Supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today. MACK FLEETWOOD deliver a spellbinding show. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through in each song. They will bewitch you with authentic renditions all your favourite Fleetwood Mac hits.
Thu 10th January
Neil Delamere "Controlled Substance"
Doors 7:30pm - On Stage 8pm
Tickets €25

Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to Wexford with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again he would think that, wouldn't he? 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman). 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald).
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Sat 12th January
Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

SOLD OUT
A brand new show from 'The Outright King of Live Comedy' The Times. The star of 'Irelands Got Talent', Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned.
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Sun 13th January
Jason Byrne - You Can Come In, But Don't Start Anything
Doors 8pm - Tickets €22

A brand new show from 'The Outright King of Live Comedy' The Times. The star of 'Irelands Got Talent', Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned.
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Fri 18th January
The Legend Of Luke Kelly
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

They have amazed audiences following powerful sell-out performances with the regular attendance of the Kelly family.Their popularity has seen them touring in the Uk,Europe and Australia. Lead singer Chris Kavanagh bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke, while his singing captures the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined on stage by accomplished musicians who all consider it an honour to bring Luke's memory to the stage.
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Fri 25th January
Joanne McNally "Gleebag"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €14

Ireland's comedy sweetheart (self-titled) will perform at the Spirit Store in Dundalk on the 25th January 2019. Joanne is feeling powerful and she hopes Vogue Williams & Amy Huberman are sh*tting themselves because she's coming for their emerald crowns and if she can't take them fairly, she will joust them right off their immaculately groomed heads.
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FEBRUARY 2019

Fri 1st February
"Alison Spittle Makes A Show Of Herself"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Tatler comedian of the year and the star and writer of RTE's 'Nowhere Fast' and 'Culchie Club'. Alison is doing a second tour, she's very excited and has warned her family not to heckle her this time. She's looking forward to discovering new towns, friendly people and the fresh delights of the new service stations across the country.
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Fri 15th February
Chris Kent "Looking Up"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his 6thsolo show Looking Up. Chris has spent the past year balancing comedy with being a stay at home dad and trying to grow a beard. He has also removed the word "mate" from his vocabulary as it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent.T.V. appearances include the RTÉ 2 panel show Next Year's News, The Craig Doyle Show and Conor's Dad in the hit series The Young Offenders. In the UK, he has appeared on Russell Howard's Stand Up Central for Comedy Central.
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Sat 16th February
Harvest (A Tribute To Neil Young)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €15

Harvest play a selection of songs from Neil Young's classic albums "Harvest", "After The Gold Rush", "Harvest Moon" & "Freedom", to name but a few.Harvest play Neil Young's greatest hits and more - songs such as "Heart Of Gold", "Old Man", "Harvest Moon", "Rockin' In The Free World", "Cowgirl In The Sand", "Down By The River" and "Helpless".
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Sat 23rd February
Bernard O'Shea And Karl Spain
Doors 8pm - Tickets €20

Irish comedy fans can enjoy a double dose of laughs over the coming months with top Irish stand-ups Bernard O'Shea and Karl Spain in their show, Fat Chancers. Commenting on the tour, Karl Spain said "Don't expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny".Audiences can expect plenty of on-stage banter as Fat Chancers will feature the popular comics share the stage, as well as performing their own stand-up routines.
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MARCH 2019
Fri 1st March
Bone Machine
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12.50

For the past year Irish audiences have witnessed an incendiary show performed by Bone Machine, that captures the character and musical genius of Tom Waits. An exhilarating performance that's playing to packed houses of increasingly adoring fans. Bone Machine are a band of internationally renowned touring and recording musicians that perform a firebrand, melancholic, and punk jazz set of Tom Waits songs.
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Sat 2nd March
Enya Martin "Would Ya Be Able"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €18

Announcing Stand up comedian Enya Martin, writer and creator of the very famous comedy video Facebook page "Giz a laugh", Enya has successfully made the transition from creating comedy videos online to performing on the the live stage. Enya is the best selling female comedian in Dublin's Vicar Street, having sold out 3 shows this year. She has performed successfully in the Laughter Lounge, Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Vodafone Comedy Festival and also sold out at this years Jest Fest in Wexford.
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APRIL 2019
Sat 6th April
Danny O'Brien "Lock In"
Doors 8pm - Tickets €12

Danny was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic Best of the Edinburgh Fest show touring Australia, has featured on The Comedy Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He recently opened for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin. 'Lock-In' has already sold out at Galway International Arts Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, A European tour in over 10 cities as well a tour in Dubai and South East Asia. Book tickets now to avoid disappointment!
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Sat 20th April
Negative Creeps (Nirvana Tribute)
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

April 2019 will be the 25th anniversary of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain's death. Ireland's premier Nirvana tribute band, Negative Creeps, are playing a series of special shows over month to celebrate the music that defined a generation and still has huge influence today.These shows will include material from across all of the bands albums and is a must see for any fan of Nirvana or live music.. Come as you are...
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MAY 2019
Thu 2nd May
Kaz Hawkins
Doors 8pm - Tickets €13.50

"My Life And I" is an intimate and personal show about her life in song that has been a hit with audiences across Europe, UK & Ireland in 2018. An artist that truly connects with her audience on a personal level, using her music in a personal mental health campaign to reduce stigma."One of our musical treasures & one powerful woman" Ralph McLean BBC "Probably the best blues artist to come out of Northern Ireland since Van Morrison" Belfast Telegraph
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