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If you’ve been around the region’s acoustic-music scene for a while, you surely know of Lisa Moscatiello. The award-winning singer got her start in 1982, when she sang lead vocals for the Irish music trio Ceoltoiri. She was only 15 at the time. Moscatiello took a break to attend Yale University, where she was part of Red, Hot & Blue, an experimental, jazz-influenced a cappella group. Since then, she’s thrilled listeners as a member of folk group the New St. George, techno outfit Arthur Loves Plastic, and Irish-fusion six-piece Whirligig. I love Moscatiello best, however, when she’s playing solo or leading a band, when the focus is on her irresistible voice; her intelligent, eclectic songs; and the unrelenting good humor that makes one of her gigs so special—check out her newest album, Second Avenue, and you’ll know what I mean. Or better yet, catch her and her band tonight at 8 p.m. at IOTA, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $10. (703) 522-8340. (ND)