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More gigs planned for 2016! – posted 25.01.16

That’s right folks, more gigs planned, kicking off with a return to the Hand & Heart on February 4th

Hand & Heart, Notts 4th December - posted 20.11.14

The deadly duo return once more (just when you’d thought you’d seen the back of em!) for a set at the Hand & Heart, Derby Road Nottingham. Two other bands will be playing – the Notorious Dawson Bros, and Magic Cars. Neds on stage at 9.30pm.

Happy New Year nedsters!- posted 10.01.13

Happy New Year one and all, and what better way to kick start the year than a Ned gig at the Lion Inn Basford, on the Old Twelfth Night which is January 19th. The band will be on stage from 8.45pm till late, so ‘Wassail!’

Secret Nedmas gig - posted 17.11.12

Famed for their wonderful Christmas hit, ‘Wishing you a very merry nedling xmas’, the Neds will be performing a secret surprise gig in the shires in December……watch this space nedsters………!!!

Lion Inn Nottingham 21st Sept – posted 06.08.12

Late notice, as it will be limited what gets in the local press for it, this is a great music venue, always a wonderful selection of real ales and ciders, on the tram stop from the city centre. Spread the word and lets make a night of it together!

Pagan Pride 6th Aug – posted 20.07.12

On stage confirmed time is now 2.45pm. The weather has been booked as sunny. This is a free festival in the lovely setting of Nottingham’s Arboretum gardens. Get your motley on and come down for a bop.

Big Session – posted 04.06.12

We had a smashin’ time at Big Session. We had fun at the post gig signing session and selling our CD’s. Big thanks to Mr. Tom Rose and all the Big Session crew.

Big Session gig 15th June – posted 31.05.12

Don’t forget we are the Big Session again this year, playing on the Friday night, our acoustic line up. CD’s will be available from the merch stall. Tickets available on line.

Musician - Leicester 30th May – posted 24.04.12

Supporting the mighty ‘Something Nasty in the Woodshed’. On stage time 8.30pm. £8 on the door.

Meet Shell Boy – posted 08.03.12

We are delighted to introduced our full time kit drummer to you. Shell boy has been playing with the Neds for a few months now, although she's settlted in so well it feels like years. She has a wealth of experience from playing with other bands bringing with her a great punk ethic in attitude & drum style. Wee are delighted to have her as part of the team!

Shell Boy

On the Verge Winterfest – posted 22.2.12

What a great event this was. We had a ball. Thanks to everyone for making it a great event. We look forward to being a part of On the Verge Winterfest 2013!

Winterfest – Saturday Feb 18th, Polish Club, Nottingham – posted 01.02.12

On the Verge Winterfest takes place on Saturday February 18th 2012 at the Polish Eagle Club in Nottingham. Eight bands are playing, including, London bluegrass outfit Kidnap Alice, festival favourites Something Nasty in the Woodshed, rowdy folksters Nimming Ned, also David Gibb & Elly Lucas the finalists in the prestigious BBC Young Folk Awards 2011, and the highly respected eastern European new roots band Muha. All hosted by BBC Radio's John Shaw.

See the On the Verge website for details.

Sat Feb. 18th 2012 2.00pm till late, Polish Eagle Club, Nottingham NG7 6JN

www.onthevergeevents.com/tickets and tickets on the door.

Neds at the BBC – posted 30.1.12

The Neds had a lot of fun last Thursday night on the Alan Clifford Show, having a natter & playing a couple of songs live. Many thanks to everyone at the BBC, especially super Sarah Blizzard the weather lady for letting us in!

Nimming Ned at BBC Nottingham

CD launch – posted 30.1.12

All in all it was quite a night for the band, as the cd launch took place. A big thanks to all our friends who came along and made the event something special for us all. Your support is very much appreciated!
A review by Peter Blackburn for the Nottingham Post & also the Left Lion can be found at one of these links:

Neds Live on the BBC - posted 23.01.12

You can catch the Neds playing live & in conversation on BBC Radio 103.8 fm on the Alan Clifford Drivetime show between 6.00pm – 6.30pm on Thursday 26th January, ahead of their show in Nottingham.

Summon the Crows CD Release - posted 22.12.11

"Distinctive English folk rock. The songs deliver a cry of freedom with their 'way of life' statements, biting lyrics and memorable, engaging melodies." - Tim Caroll, Folkwords

"Hobo folk blues - good honest fun" - FATEA

"Folkwit flexes its fine wings and allows some proper rowdiness...Farewell is outstanding – an exciting taste of what this band is capable of." - John Shaw, BBC Radio Nottingham

Summon The Crows is released on January 2nd 2012, with the official launch taking place on Thursday 26th January at the Salutation. It will be available from all good online sellers, and the Nedsite of course, in CD format and download, or as both in a combined purchase.

Brum Brum, here we come... - posted 22.11.11

We're off to the Wagon & Horses in Digbeth next week, to hang out with the punks in Brum! So get yer food colouring, wax, and pins n chains out the cupboard, for a 'bit of a lark'. Several bands playing, should be a laugh eh?

David Barber the artist - posted 08.11.11

With the release of the Nimming Ned CD 'Summon the Crows' now imminent, here's a photograph of the Worthing based artist David Barber who produced the drawing of the Neds for the front cover. Thanks David!

David Barber - Album cover artist

Neds on the radio, Siren FM, 19th Oct. - posted 15.10.11

Just to let you know that the Neds will be in conversation this week on Wednesday 19th at 6.40pm on Siren FM, together with an airing of Mr. Blood. You have been warned!

Listen again - click here

Neds at the Robin Hood Beer Festival, Nottingham Castle – posted 12.09.11

We are delighted to be back at the Robin Hood Beer Festival again, with our full band line up. On stage Saturday mid afternoon 15th October for a full set, the perfick musical accompaniment while you are enjoying the world of quality cask ales and ciders from around the UK. Robin reckoned the news was enough to have Made Marion ale 'n' hearty!

Acorn Fayre 2nd Sept gig – posted 9.08.11

Bad news! The organisers have been forced to cancel the event. The official comment: "at a meeting with the current management and the local environmental health representative we were informed that the event could only go ahead if we were able to keep our noise output at an average of 65dB throughout the weekend, measurements to be taken every fifteen minutes and averaged out afterwards, with any phone calls from residents resulting in an environmental health officer coming out to continually monitor the output. an un-amplified flute has an output over 85dB.

we are extremely disappointed by this unexpected occurrence, but without a suitable alternative venue becoming available we can't see any way to allow the event to go ahead. all ticket monies will be refunded. we can do little more than apologise deeply and sincerely until further notice. we are so sorry to everyone involved."

We have been told they are trying to make alternative arrangements, so watch this space, but at this late stage it seems unlikely anything can be done to save it. Good luck to all at Acorn Fayre 2012. Lovely people dedicated to keeping great music live.

Riverside Fest Notts gig 6th Aug - posted 18.07.11

Just to confirm timings on this one. The Neds will be on stage at 9.20pm for an hour, immediately before the fireworks. It's our 4 piece line up, which is becoming the norm for us now, the only line up change is that the wonderful Kate Hendry will be dep'ing for Jim on the fiddle.

Mofest gig 19th June - posted 20.06.11

What fun we had down on the farm. No Jim on the fiddle so up steps Kate Hendry. Wow! Great Kate, ta for that, and also to the lovely Letitia on the shakers. Thanks to Letitia & Bea for all the cool dancin' too! See you all next year eh.

Northampton gig 28th May - posted 01.06.11

Well what a crackin gig that was. We made lots of lovely new furry friends, as well as meeting some old ones, cheers Hicksys!. Conclusion: they're all mad in Northants!!

Northampton Beer Festival

Newark Show 27th May – posted 20.05.11

Richard Kensington will be joining us on percussion for a number of gigs throughout 2011, starting at Newark. Richard, is a percussionist form the top drawer, has toured extensively around the world with numerous bands, and we are feeling pretty 'umbled to have him join us. Welcome on board Richard!

Richard Kensington

In Celebration of England's finest beverage BEER.... – posted 08.05.11

The Neds are once again playing at a number of beer festivals including Northampton, Nottingham and Newark this year. We hope to catch you with one of our shows.

St George's Day Celebrations, Old Market Square, Nottingham - posted 05.04.11

April 23rd. If you're in Notts, you'd be nuts not to head down to the Old Market Square. There's gonna be fun stuff to do with St George and all things English from 10.30am till 4.30pm, including Robin Hood and the Dogs of War medieval re-enactment, costume parades, marching bands, an English food & drink market, and of course Nimming Ned.

The Magpies Nest Folk Festival – posted 01.03.11

Now here's one a bit sooner folks! Held at the Old Queens Head in London N1, an eclectic mix up of left of field folk bands to dazzle your damsels with. Be there or be a regular quadrilateral! Click here to see the preview in Time Out.
Magpie nEST festival

Acorn Fayre – posted 01.03.11

We have been booked to play at this year's Acorn Fayre on the Friday night, lineup attached. A cosy little festival in the heart of rural Northamptonshire, but you'll have to wait till September for this one!

Acorn Festival

'Farewell' single: FREE DOWNLOAD - posted 16.02.11

Exciting news indeed. Our song Farwell, fully mastered and produced with lots of extra instrumentation & percussion, is now available as our first free track download. To access this FREE DOWNLOAD click here.

The Runner Gigs - posted 14.02.11

We had a crackin gig at the Runner last week. Big thanks to VanderVerse Priority for playing a great set. You can hear more of them at www.myspace.com/vanderversepriority . As you know now, each month we are featuring a different band/artist from the world of alt folk, nu folk, psyche folk, no folk, just folk, so make a note of the first Sunday of the month! It's a lovely room for music & the Real cider will continue to be a feature at our Runner gigs. Next date for your diaries is Sun March 6th with special guests Vignettes.

The latest Runner gig - posted 10.01.11

We are turning our next monthly night at the Runner into a bit of a party. So yes folks, that means the scrumpy will be flowing, courtesy of Rich's farmhouse cider straight from the barrel all the way from Somerset. Plus we have very special guests VanderVerse Priority bringing their own unique take of psyche folk to the Runner crowds. Wassail!!

King Billy gig, Sneinton - posted 01.01.11

We had a crackin' post Christmas set at the King Billy with our old friend Mark Knott, ace melodeon & harmonica player. It was a blast playing some old favourites as well as some carols. As you may recall, Mark has laid down some tracks for our forthcoming album, so it was lovely to team up with him again & burn off a bit of the Christmas pudding. Cheers Mark!
Nimming Ned at Christmas

Running Horse, Nottingham - Neds Residency - posted 01.12.10

This month sees the start of our monthly residency at the world famous Running Horse pub, Canning Circus, held on the first Sunday of each month and each month we will be showcasing special guests. Watch this space!

Neds Christmas gig at The Plough, Radford NG7 3EN 4th December – posted 16.11.10

Come down for a pre Christmas shindig at the Plough, home to Nottingham Brewery, in what will bring the curtain down on the Neds live for 2010. We promise there will be one or two surprises – least that's what Chris told said, dunno what he means. Should be a larf. Get there early though, standing room only methinks.

And then there were 3 'ikle Neds!! – posted 01.10.10

In the past few months the Neds have played gigs as far apart as Edinburgh, Bristol, Peterborough and Chepstow: that's 375 miles north to south & 175 miles east to west my friends. We've played in England, Scotland & Wales (watch out Ireland!), and we've done it all under our own steam. But now we've got Jim power! We are delighted to announce the arrival of Jim Walker to the band, on the electric fiddle, a man with a wealth of experience in various top notch bands, including the Wholesome Fish & the Glastonbury festival house band. In addition to this, he has discerning taste buds when it comes to sniffing out the best real ale in town! We've played a few gigs with Jim now (that included a mass stage invasion at Sheffield by the way) & he feels very much a part of the ned gang, so now there's even more fun to be had for one 'n all of yers! Onwards & Nedwards...!
Jim the Nedling

Heads up for the Gloucester Road – posted 25.09.10

The Neds 1st foray to the wilds of Brizzle – that's Bristol to the rest of yers. The Prom Bar on the hallowed Gloucester Road is where the action will be taking place on the 8th Oct, so get ya slippery sides up there fast!

Beer Festivals ahoy – posted 24.08.10

And two of the land's very finest at that. Peterborough on the 28th and Sheffield at the end of September are on the Neds' horizon in the next few weeks. Great beer AND Great music at the same time! What more could a nedster desire eh?

Edinburgh Fringe Top 10 Free shows: No. 1 Nimming Ned!!!!! – posted 12.08.10

That’s right folks, so say Sletoh.com, the net’s guide to hotels, price comparisons, city guides, reviews etc....
‘The duos high energy take on folk punk, will be sure to entertain and amuse’.

Canalhouse Harvest Pale Party!!! – posted 11.08.10

On 18th August from 5pm the Canalhouse will be celebrating Harvest Pale being named Champion Beer of Britain 2010. There will be nibbles and a chance to meet a representative from the brewery who will be able to answer any questions you may have about Castle Rock Brewery. Neds on stage from 8.00pm.

Webstock – webcast live streamed event – posted 21.07.10

Just to confirm that the Neds are on stage at 5.00pm GMT, with the performance being streamed live across the globe, countries of particular note being South Africa, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Ireland and France. DVd’s & Cd’s will follow, my friends.
Click here to visit the Webstock Webcast

Edinburgh Fringe – posted 07.07.10

We’ve now have 2 Fringe gigs on Friday 13th August at Reverie, and at the Pear Tree Outdoor Stage – see gig listings.

Webstock July 30th to Aug 1st – posted 05.07.10

20 bands playing over 3 days, the acts are filmed & posted online so you can watch the Neds again & again & again & again.....
Lincoln Busking July 10th – posted 22.06.10
A solo show from Chris, this one. Come & support him, he’ll be doing at least a couple of slots during the day, plus there’s all the other buskers to see as well. Make sure we keep busking live, without having to fill in forms & auditioning eh!
Click here to view photos of Lincoln Busking
Hosefest July 3rd – posted 18.06.10
Not only a music fest at night, but by day a big old market, with camping for all especially the Vdub Camper gang.
Folk ‘n Cider weekend – posted 02.06.10
What a crackin time we had! And some lovely pics to boot, taken by MyBigDayEventPhotography – cheers Ian!
Click here to view the pics
Acoustic Festival of Britain Mayfest - late time change - posted 19.05.10
Just to point out that our show date & time at the Festival has been changed to 10.00pm on the Sunday night – the 23rd. We are playing on the Dome Stage, straight after the Levellers finish their set on the main stage. See ya then!
Festivals galore me hearties – posted 01.05.10
Here we go then fellas, it’s what we’ve bin hidin’ away all winter time for, tucked up in our likle cosy beds. Festys, festys & more festys! This month you’ll find the Neds at Bearded Theory, Acoustic Festival of Britain & the Folk ‘n’ Cider weekend at Cleethorpes to get us in the mood. And we’ll be giving away badges, beer mats & ep’s, so come and say hello.
Neds cd in progress – posted 22.04.10
Things always take longer than you’d hope for don’t they? Least that’s what my missus says whenever she asks me to some DIY round the ned cave. But fear not my friends, Nige, our ace percussionist friend is working out some nifty rhythms & gizmos, as we speak.
Record of Achievement – posted 10.04.10
Hats off to mega mouse Gareth everybody. We all know how good the nedsite is, but 1000’s of others will find out soon as well, because it is that dead good that the publishers of the Web Design Index, Pepin Press – the authoritative guide for website design – are listing it in their 9th edition due for publication later in the year. Howzat!

Short back ‘n sides – Edinburgh Fringe programme posted 30.03.10 The 2010 Fringe Programme will be launched on 10 June, with listings available on the website at www.edfringe.com shortly afterwards. Details of the Neds appearances will be listed of course. We’ll be putting on performances organised by Laughing Horse at Reverie bar and the outdoor Pear Tree stage. Oh, and as well as that you will find details of a very fine 1 woman play called ‘Fotobooth’ by Jacob Hodgkinson, so look out for that too. Here’s the link: www.greyswan.org.uk
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RABF - Rock & Bike Fest 2010 16>18 July – posted 23.02.10

I know, I know... Bad Company, T Rex, Faith Healer, Vampires Rock show, Verbal Warning & yes, of course, Nimming Ned. Love yer bikes?, love yer Neds? Rock & Bike Fest 2010 16>18th July, there’s nowhere else to be! Buskin' Nimming Neds in Nottingham Square
Another day nearer to the cuckoo - posted 16.02.10
So, I hear you say, what’s the news from the shire? Well, we’ve been busy jamming & recording with Mark, the finest harp/accordion player this side of the water. We had a spectacularly bootifilled time with him in the King Billy – cheers guys! – working some songs up & suppin’ some of the finest ales of the land. You’ll hear lots more of Mark on the album, we can’t wait! Oh, & listen out for the shruti!?!

Hoppy Ned Year!! – posted 04.01.10

Here’s wishing all you young Nedlings out there a very, very Hoppy Ned Year!!
We’ve got lots planned, including bookings for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe and the Acoustic Festival of Britain.
We are also collaborating with some very fine musicians to bring you a souped up recording later in the year... watch this space...

Buskin' Neds - Posted 21.12.09

Yep, the Neds were up to their old tricks again at the weekend, as we were out in the town buskin for the Gnomeless of Nedlingshire, making new friends along the way – thank you Georgia & the gang! In the process we raised some decent coinage for Framework – the homeless charity. Ned versions of some classic Christmas toons aplenty…. See the pic attached of us enjoyin’ ourselves minutes before being apprehended by the local constabulary!!!! Of course, in true Ned style, we slipped out of that one super fast…titter titter...!! Buskin' Nimming Neds in Nottingham Square

Nedlings and Aliens – posted 30.10.09

The Neds had a close encounter of the galactic kind at the weekend when we 'beamed down' to the Criterion in Leicester. We were lucky enough to befriend an insane group of extra terrestrials & Sci-fi nerds as our crowd & what a motley crew they were! Jean-Luc Picard/Captain Kirk (our host), Princess Leia, Yoda, John Hurt and blood curdling parasitic pal, Dr Spock, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul and one lost child of the Damned!Bizarrely, or some might say, Not!, we fitted in rather well with ‘em, but then Nedlingshire is pretty far out anyhow! As the night moved on, our Captain ran clips from some of the best Sci-fi films from the 50's shown in glorious Cinemascope and Metrocolor. Remember 'Forbidden Planet', 'It came from Outer Space', and a multitude of other greats?! A truly starstudded evening! And yes, it really did happen. Make it so......
Pics to follow my friends . . . . . . . .

Two vids for the price of one ya lucky munchkins - Posted 09.10.09

Well Ok so they’re free, but ya don’t look a harpie in the mouth, so get yer goggles round the new Ned vids, brought to you by the boys & girls at Hot Frisbee Productions team. You’ll find em on our music & vid pages.
Debut Studio album in the making – Posted 25.09.09
Ok, ok, you win you lot! We have caved in & settled down to bring you what you’ve been asking for, but Nedlinghsire was’nt built in a day, so you’ll have to be patient. The Neds are in intense negotiations with numerous record labels eager to sign us up, so you should see the brand new sparkly fingies on the shelves in Spring 2010 ready for the festies!!

Nottingham Drinker - Posted 18.08.09

For some it's MoJo, for others it’s Folk & Roots, others still it’s Hello! But for us it’s the Nottingham Drinker magazine. Yes. that’s right, it’s the Neds featured on the front cover of the Aug/Sep 09 Nottingham Drinker magazine, and on all the posters promoting this year’s Robin Hood Nottingham Beer Festival. They know how to pull the crowds in! An award winning magazine & and one of the nation’s top beer festivals.
Visit www.nottinghamcamra.org for more information.
Loggerheads Filming - Posted 28.07.09
Thursday night, 8.30pm sharp, a 45 minute set being filmed for Nedtube stardom. Ha Ha!
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Alexandra Hotel gig - Posted 26.07.09
The Neds will be playing a full set this Friday the 31st July at the Alexandra Hotel in Derby – famed real ale hostelry next to the station, and it’s their beer festival....Yippee!!!!! Join the fun from 8.00pm.
Alchemy Festival, from 18-20 September 2009
Nimming Ned are to play at the Alchemy Festivay in Lincolnshire.
>> For more details click here.
Neds on air! - Posted 20.06.09
The Neds interview with presenter Raegan Oates of Demon FM Leicester will be broadcast this week w/c 22.06.09. Check their listings for Raegan's show times at www.demonfm.co.uk
Big Session
The Neds will be on 'Stage 3' on the Saturday from 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Gig at Criterion - Posted 28.04.09
The gig at Criterion on Friday night 22 May - Bank Holiday Weekend - is part of their Beer Festival. Should be a cracking night for real ales & real music!
St. George’s Day
April 23rd. Come and join the Neds as we celebrate all things English, for an evening of music, song and banter. Chris has even written a new song in honour of a famous English neddish rogue for the occasion. Be the first to hear it whilst suppin’ on a wonderful pint from Springhead perhaps the Leveller or Roaring Meg – English Civil War connections. The place? The Bramley Apple Pub in Southwell. What could be more English than the Bramley Apple, first developed in Southwell! Look forward to seeing ya! PS. Silly English attire preferred!
Great Spring Sowing – Posted March 22nd
A festival of Growing. You are invited on the 22nd March to sow some seeds, meet others, listen (or dance!) to local musicians and celebrate the start of spring in Nottingham. It’s all taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Nottingham’s Arboretum, 10am – 4pm. A worthy cause encouraging us all to act local & think global. Sow some seeds, plant a tree, save the planet, with all things organic, fair-trade ‘n all that.
> Click here to visit website
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Rock ‘n’ Reel magazine feature – Posted 16.01.09
The Neds’ Crowman has been selected to feature on the cover mounted CD of Rock ‘n’ Reel magazine Issue 14. It’s out on the streets 22nd February. You can get this quality magazine at WH Smith, Borders, HMV, Selectadisc, Fopp and independent newsagents throughout the UK.
Visit their website - www.rock-n-reel.co.uk
Big Session Festival – Posted 15.01.09
We have been booked to play the Big Session Festival in Leicester 19-21st June. Amongst other acts appearing, there’s the Levellers, Billy Bragg, Katrhyn Tickell, the Oysterband, Peatbog Faeries, the Demon Barbers, Karine Polwart and many more. We can’t wait!
Visit their website - www.bigsessionfestival.com
The Big Session Flyer
Festies 2009 – Posted 05.01.09
We’ve got several festivals booked over the summer now, and we keep adding to the list. Keep checking back on the Gigs page for updates.
The Crowman EP :: Out Now - Posted 09.10.2008

The Crowman EP is now available. It features three tracks – The Crowman, Elsie Mo & Farewell, beautifully packaged on recycled  board. It’s gonna cost you just £3.00 + p&p. You can buy it from us directly if you see us at one of our gigs, or see our Goodies page. Go on, you know that in an insane world it makes sense!

Nimming Ned - The Crowman EP
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Bonfire Night & Fire Walking!
Fire walk night at Nottingham Castle November 5th Bonfire Night! Fireworks display, Castle Rock Bar & the Neds! A dream ticket if ever there was one & you can do it all while walking on red hot coals! What more could you want. See poster below.
Elsie Mo chosen for Duos Compilation CD - Posted 13.07.08

Our song Elsie Mo has been chosen by the team at Fatea to appear on their Showcase Sessions: Duos CD. We are dead chuffed about this. You can obtain it as a free download, including full CD artwork from the Fatea website www.fatea-showcase-sessions.co.uk  but only until the end of October. There’s some great stuff on there. Give it a blast.

Canal House Pub, Robin Hood World Record Breaking Event - 08 Mar 2008

So, we did it! And the Neds were there. We had been invited to play for the ‘troops’ as the record to get as many people dressed up as Robin Hood together in one place – Nottingham Castle – was smashed, with the official number standing at 1,119. Organiser Dave Green said he was impressed that so many people had turned out. "It is one thing to have people agree to a good idea but quite another to have them make the effort on the day, especially when it is so cold. I'm very, very pleased."

He added: "We did this to bring people together, to reflect all the people we have in the city.

"The thing about the Robin Hood record is that anyone can take part, everyone is welcome, as long as you are prepared to make a bit of a fool of yourself."

And that’s something the Ned never minds doing!

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