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, wooden whistles, occasional piano & sundry percussion, and vocals.

Wicky Barnes Jr. provides consummate guitar, bodhrán, and backing vocals.

Tommy Kochel rounds it out with everything from wooden flute, piccolo, and high & low whistles to mandolin-family strings, and bodhráns & bones, as well as vocals and song- and tune-writing.

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.

Our performance schedule is below.

The Knotwork Band is currently has performances
scheduled through November 2020 at this time.
Consider booking us early for a performance
for your organization or event.

2019

Friday, July 5:  6:30 to 9:00 pm.  
First Fridays at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, York, PA.
Two and a half hours of music by The Knotwork Band.
Free and open to the public.

Sunday, July 7:  5:30 to 8:00 pm.  
Honey Brook Borough Park, Chester County, PA.
Two and a half hours of music by The Knotwork Band outside on a summer’s evening.
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, August 31:  2:15 to 4:00 pm.
25th Annual McLain Celtic Festival, Two Mile House, Carlisle, PA.
Join us for two sets back-to-back on the Main Tent stage.
This year, we are the only band performing both days of this two-day festival.
Open to the public; small entrance fee for the day.

Sunday, September 1:  12:00 to 12:45 and 1:45 to 2:30.
25th Annual McLain Celtic Festival, Two Mile House, Carlisle, PA.
Join us for a set on the Main Tent stage, followed by a haggis eating contest, followed by our second set.
This year, we are the only band performing for both days of this fine Celtic festival.
Open to the public; small entrance fee for the day.

Thursday, October 24:  6:30 to 7:30 pm.  
Lititz Public Library, Lititz, PA.
A great venue - we’re happy to be returning with an hour of our best material.
Free to the People!; however, reservations are required and they Will turn people away if capacity is reached.

Sunday, October 27:  3:00 to 5:00 pm.  
Community Concert Series, Calvary United Methodist Church, Frederick, MD.
An two hour performance of music in an entirely new-to-us neighborhood - exciting!
Free and open to the public.

2020

Tuesday, March 17:  7:00 to 8:15 pm.
The Village at Sprenkle Drive, York, PA.
The Knotwork Band returns for the third St. Patrick’s Day in a row.
Private performance.

Saturday, October 17:  7:00 to 8:00 pm.  
Cross Keys Village, The Bretheren Home Community, New Oxford, PA.
Professional Artists Series concert performance.
Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 14:  1:30 to 2:30 pm.  
Lititz Public Library, Lititz, PA.
We will be returning with our third annual hour of our best material.
Free and open to the public.
NOTE: reservations are required and they Will turn people away if capacity is reached. 

The Knotwork Band at the Church of God Landisville, October 2018. [photos, Nancy Pearce]

Prior Performances

2019

Monday, March 18:  Willow Valley Retirement Community, Lancaster, PA.
One of the band’s strongest performances to date, The Knotwork Band performed an Irish-heavy set for an audience eager to learn about the nuances of Celtic folk music.
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Sunday, March 17:  Shiloh Lutheran Evangelical Church, York, PA.
The Knotwork Band provided the first of what will hopefully be many concerts at this friendly church in their lovely sanctuary - a fantastic venue for folk music.
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Sunday, March 17:  The Village at Sprenkle Drive, York, PA.
The Knotwork Band returned for a St. Paddy’s Day performance for the wonderfully attentive residents of The Village at Sprenkle Drive.

Sunday, February 10: Encore Concert Series, First Baptist Church, York, PA.
A packed sanctuary of welcoming ears and attentive listeners was the highlight of this performance.
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2018

Friday, December 21:  Heidelberg United Church of Christ, York, PA.
Victoria, Wicky, and Tommy provided musical atmosphere with God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen and Silent Night for this Blue Christmas service on the Winter Solstice in the sanctuary of this beautiful O&A church.

Wednesday, December 19:  Moonshine United Zion Church, Jonestown, PA.
The Knotwork Duo of Victoria and Tommy provided Celtic folk music as part of a Christmas program for this wonderful and open church community.

Saturday, October 27:  Church of God, Landisville, PA.
T’was a great two-hour show for an amazing audience in this beautiful 1912 church sanctuary. Thank you, Pastor Bistline. We shall return!

Saturday, October 27:  Lititz Public Library, Lititz, PA.
A fine nod to Halloween for an appreciative audience on a fine Autumnal afternoon.
See you there next year (October 24, 2019)!

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.
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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.
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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.
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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!).
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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! 

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