The Guggenheim Grotto and Cathy Maguire Perform Together in Irish Music Celebration

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    Irish eyes — and ears — will be smiling. The Guggenheim Grotto, consisting of County Mayo natives Kevin May and Mick Lynch (above), has created a genre fans describe as “folk-influenced indie pop.” The duo, which won a 2007 Independent Music Award with the song “A Lifetime in Heat,” likes to mix harmonies with piano instrumentals and intricate acoustic guitar hooks. This Friday, these lads will share the stage with Cathy Maguire, a singer, songwriter, model and TV presenter from County Louth. With a style honed in Nashville with help from Cowboy Jack Clement, Maguire (below) has a bluegrass style and stunning stage presence. Details: The Guggenheim Grotto and Cathy Maguire in Concert, June 14, 7:30 pm, New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, $25/$15 for students, seniors and the unemployed.

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