Éire Lavery is the recipient of the 2020/21 Irish Heritage Music Bursary for Composition. He is the first second generation Irish person to receive the bursary - his mother and grandmother come from Lurgan in County Armagh.
Éire is an Irish/English composer and performer currently studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. His childhood offered an informal introduction to music as he taught himself an array of instruments before receiving classical music training in his late teenage years.
A combination of four years on the Isle of Mull, being related to a large pool of Irish relatives and a firm root in East Yorkshire, gives Éire a character indifferent to the strictness normally associated with the classical music scene.
Writing music for plays, musicals and recitals while studying at university, Éire is developing a voice that hopefully will be heard in the years to come. He takes pride in the playfulness harmony has to offer finding a freedom within the mathematic constrictions in music.