The Knotwork Band

The Knotwork Band is a professional Celtic folk music trio with its roots in Central Pennsylvania.
We perform traditional folk music, covers of well known songs in the genre, and our own original compositions.

Victoria Visceglia shines on silver flute and vocals.

Wicky Barnes provides guitar and backing vocals.

Tommy Kochel rounds it out with everything from wooden flute and whistles to mandolin family strings, bodhráns and bones, Northumbrian smallpipes, and hurdy gurdy, as well as lead & harmony vocals and songwriting.

The Knotwork Band:
Celtic folk music and related music from
the British Isles, Scandinavia, continental Europe, and North America
Top Shelf Folk Music -- performed with style.

The Knotwork Band's Upcoming Shows

ABOVE:  Wicky, Victoria, and Tommy in the middle of two sets on the main stage
at the McLain Celtic Festival, September 1, 2018.

2018

Saturday, October 27:  1:00 to 2:00 pm.  
Lititz Public Library, Lititz, PA.
[Free to the public; reservations required]

Saturday, October 27:  7:00 pm.  
Church of God, Landisville, PA.
[Bring a free will donation for the band's performance as well as
non-perishable food items for the Hempfield Area Food Pantry.]

2019

Sunday, February 10:  3:00 to 4:00.  
First Baptist Church, York, PA.
A full hour of music by The Knotwork Band, free and open to the public.

Monday, March 18:  7:30 to 8:30 pm.  
Willow Valley Retirement Community.
Private performance.

Sunday, July 7:  5:30 to 8:00.  
Honey Brook Borough Park, Chester County, PA.
Two and a half hours of music by The Knotwork Band.

The Knotwork Band is currently working on bookings for the immediate future and beyond and have performance dates scheduled through July 2019 at this time.
Consider booking us early for a performance for your organization or event.

 

The Knotwork Band at the Hay Creek Festival at the historic Joanna Furnace, September 10, 2017.  Former band member Craig Zumbrun on guitars. [photos, Sandy Rushton]

Prior Performances

2018

Saturday, September 1:  The McLain Celtic Festival at the Two Mile House, Carlisle
Two great sets back-to-back on the Main Tent Stage.

Friday, June 8:  TellUs 360, Lancaster, PA
Tommy made a special guest appearance with his former band mate, Sara Irvine and her group, Vivace Live.

Friday, April 13:  Frey Village, Middletown, PA
The evening performance of The Knotwork Band was delivered to a full and very appreciative house.

Saturday, March 17:  The Village at Sprenkle Drive, York, PA
The greenly dressed residents of The Village at Sprenkle Drive enjoyed a performance of music from Ireland and beyond.

Thursday, March 15:  Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA
The Knotwork Band performed the inaugural performance for the patrons of the Goose and Gridiron pub at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown; a grand time was had by all.
See audient comments on our Your Two Cents page.

2017

Sunday, September 10:  Hay Creek Festival, Geigertown, PA
A lovely day at the spectacular old time festival at historic Joanna Furnace.  The Knotwork Band performed two rousing sets on the Bull's Stage.

Saturday, September 2:  McLain Celtic Festival, Two Mile House, Carlisle
Despite the rainy day that it was, The Knotwork Band performed two sets of music on the main stage, flanked by three other stellar acts - Across The Pond, Rizzetta's Tones, and Charlie Zahm.

Thursday, July 20:  Lititz Public Library, Lititz, PA
The Knotwork Band, featuring flutist Victoria Visceglia's first performance with us, filled the house at the Library and played to an exceptionally engaged audience.  A very welcome venue and an even more welcoming crowd.

2016

Saturday, September 3:  McLain Celtic Festival, Two Mile House, Carlisle, PA
A strong first set on the big tent main stage (despite the battle between the woodwinds and the wind!) was followed by a very professional performance by Kelli and Craig while Tommy was experiencing a minor health issue.  All is well now and thanks to the two thirds of The Knotwork Band who kept the show going without missing a beat!  (Thanks in addition to brother Randy who filled in on vocal harmony on a couple songs.)

Friday, September 2:  Frey Village Retirement Community, Middletown, PA
A wonderful show in Middletown, PA for a wonderful group of people.  We look forward to providing a return performance.

Saturday, March 12:  Freemason Cultural Center of Masonic Villages, Elizabethtown
This performance was The Knotwork Band's strongest all-around performance to date!  We keep getting better in every aspect of what we do; it's gratifying to know that our hard work is paying off.  We are very happy to have shared this evening with a wonderfully attentive and appreciative audience.

Friday, March 11:  Luther Crest Retirement Community in Allentown
This was a great performance opportunity at a very nice location.  We thoroughly enjoyed performing for such wonderful room full of listeners.

2015

October 17:  Church of God, Landisville
An evening of Celtic folk music in Autumn.
This event featured two full stellar sets of music from The Knotwork Band.
Donation were accepted at the door with 20% of the evening's total donated to help fight Landisville hunger.

October 3:  National Apple Harvest Festival, South Mountain Fairgrounds, Arendtsville
The Knotwork Men!  Craig and Tommy performed five sets off and on all day, sprinkled with fiddle by our guest musician, Sandi Lee!  

September 20:  Adams County Heritage FestivalGettysburg Recreation Park
The Knotwork Band had the opening set for this multi-cultural celebration.

September 5:  McLain Celtic Festival
The Knotwork Band performed off and on all day in The Corn Crib and we also had the Festival's final set of the day to offer under the big tent.  

April 18:  Church of God, Landisville
The Knotwork Band's first reunion performance on the books!  An evening of Celtic folk music in April.
This event featured two full stellar sets of music from The Knotwork Band.
20% of the evening's donation total was donated to the Hempfield Food Pantry.

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