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Cathy Maguire is an accomplished singer, songwriter, model and TV presenter who was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland on October 11, 1981. At a very young age she became a child star. She recorded her first album at age twelve and after several listeners' requests, she was invited by Gerry Ryan to perform a live set on his radio program. This sparked a career that spanned numerous TV appearances and 3 albums by the time she was 17.
After her college education Maguire moved to the United States and went to work in Nashville as a songwriter. She released an album entitled Portrait on 17 April 2009. Three of the album's songs were co-written with Roger Cook (songwriter), of well-known song writing duo Cook and Greenaway. The album was released by Celtic Collections, the label behind the phenomenally successful Celtic Woman. Maguire toured extensively with The High Kings, who are also on the Celtic Collection label. She opened for Martina McBride on her Irish 2009 tour.
Maguire holds a BA Hons Degree in Ethnomusicology and is studying for a masters degree. In 2006, Maguire signed to Dublin modeling agency, Morgan, exiting in 2010.
Cyber-bullying Controversy 
In 2006, Maguire became the victim of trolling by an anonymous blogger. The attacks attracted national media attention and sparked a national discussion on cyber-bullying. Maguire took unprecedented legal action in previously uncharted legal waters and eventually the blog was shut down. 
Television and Film Projects 
In 2010, Maguire moved to New York City where she is now based. After a two year departure from the music business, she hosted a music TV presentation called Ireland In Song on PBS. She has also been commissioned by a well-known film house in New York to co-write a screenplay about traditional Irish music.
New Album 
In December 2012, Maguire signed a deal with long-time mentor and friend, Hall of Fame inductee Cowboy Jack Clement. She recording an album that is being produced by Clement.
- celticmusicreview.com (2010-01-16). "Cathy Maguire – Portrait". celticmusicreview.com. Retrieved 2013-05-16.
- Official website
- Cathy Maguire on Myspace
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