Live streaming of Bayan Weave #1

Performed by the accordion virtuoso Stanislav Venglevski (4th June 2023 @ 19.00 BST)

2 poems published in Porridge Magazine (March 2023)

Mohair Silk Iona Wool and Handwoven Handmade Button were written during my Associate Artist residency at An Tobar and Mull Theatre. Read them HERE.

Associate Artist Residency An Tobar & Mull Theatre

My appointment as 2022/23 Associate Artist at An Tobar and Mull Theatre will see me creating a new work that is inspired by the island environment.

Amble Bird Sculpture Trail app goes live.

My sound installation Sanctuary, commissioned by the Amble Bird Scupture Trail, is accessible via Android and Apple app stores.

Darning published in Crowstep Journal (April 2022)

Installation for the National Centre for the Written Word

Checking sound playback levels for Variations on a Theme of Agatha Christie

“Bread” longlisted for Live Canon International Poetry Prize

“Lockdown Lyric” published

The Outsider commissioned and performed by Skipton Camerata

Insulin at Teatime — vocal setting of the verbatim testimony of adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

Tool-Being at Studio Kalderimi, Kissos, Greece

Book of Bells at SONORITIES, Belfast, April 2018


Performing Sense with Grand Gestures Dance Collective at Fresh

Blood Choir Workshops

Book of Bells at BEAST: FEaST 2016


A new work for mixed voices using blood glucose readings to determine the music (supported by Newcastle Culture Investment Fund through the Community Foundation. Produced by KOPCO).

Grexit (Hellenic Objects in Crisis)

The Whitworth, Manchester, October 2015, 6:30-8pm. Entry free.

Grexit (Hellenic Objects in Crisis) can be heard as part of Kinokophonography, a curated sound cinema event at The Whitworth, Manchester, featuring audio works from around the world.

Steamsong Installation

The Steamsong interactive installation is unveiled. Four i-pads set into the pillars of the National Railway Museum at Shildon provide the UK’s only museum installation showcasing a contemporary opera.


An opera commissioned by the National Railway Museum and BRASS: Durham International Festival.

First performance Gala Theatre, Durham, July 12th & 13th 2014

Novel Publication

Roundfire Books has set the publication date for my first novel, Thimio’s House. The paperback and ebook editions will be available from 13th December 2013.

Book of Bells

4,500 people visited my new installation for BRASS 2013 commemorating the exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels at Durham Cathedral. Find out more HERE

22nd June 2013

Blow The Wind Southerly: Festival of the North East Commission

Composers and choirs come together to create a new choral repertoire derived from the folk music of the north east of England.  Artistically directed by Kathryn Tickell, the work will be premiered by regional choirs in a concert, along with newly commissioned pieces by John Kefala Kerr and Agustín Fernández.

A SIGN IN SPACE – Double finalist in the Journal Culture Awards

Eight Bells / Time and the Ragworm

Manchester University’s Faculty of Life Sciences podcast about the Moon features an extract from Eight Bells: Elegy for Violin and Soundtrack and my poem Time and the Ragworm.

BBC Compose Yourself


Five short films aiming to inspire young people to produce their own musical compositions, no matter their skill level or musical experience. In film no. 4 “Taking Inspiration”, John Kefala Kerr works with young people at The Sage Gateshead to create a new instrumental work.