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Alice Smyth is a 23-year-old born and raised in the McLean Heights area of Yonkers, NY. Alice learned the piano at a very young age as her parents wanted all their children to be exposed to music. While in grammar school, Alice started to sing and play the harp under the guidance of the late and great Eily O’Grady Patterson and her husband the late tenor, Frank Patterson. She was part of “The Little Gaelic Singers” and “Harpists of New York”, performing around the tri-state area. Under the direction of Eily, the group evolved and grew into “Strings of Tara.” Alice was fortunate to perform at a number of concerts in Carnegie Hall, as well as a PBS TV Special From Galway to Broadway. She has played alongside Andy Cooney, Ciaran Sheehan, Ronan Tynan, and Gay Willis. Alice was also fortunate to play under the guidance and leadership of Annmarie Acosta Williams and Michelle Bergen. She has competed in many harp competitions, placing 1st in U12 and U15 harp competitions, and represented the Mid-Atlantic Region in Ireland at the Fleadh Cheoil. Her repertoire ranges from traditional Irish music to popular covers upon request. She is currently working on musical projects and is always up to collaborate with creative artists. Currently, Alice is a co-music director at St. Matthews/OLPH Church in Hastings-on-the-Hudson singing for weekend Masses as well as participating in The Saint Cecilia Academy music program at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers.