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.

Feedback From Our Audiences
About Our Performances

     If you have seen The Knotwork Band in action and would like to send us a quote we may include below, either email us directly ( ) or use our Contact Us page to send us that message.

Willow Valley Lakes Retirement Community, Willow Street, PA
March 18, 2019

“The holiday spirit continues with a most enjoyable band. Good tunes and good connections with the crowd.”
- Michael Chicarelli

“Thank you so much for last night.  I really enjoyed the show and I have had many people come to tell me that they enjoyed it as well.”
- Kristin Holloway, Entertainment Coordinator

The Village at Sprenkle Drive, York, PA
March 17, 2019

“Thanks Tommy! Everyone loved you guys.”
- Holly Armstrong, Community Life Enrichment Director

Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church of York, PA
March 17, 2019

“I went the hear The Knotwork Band this afternoon. They played Celtic folk music from Ireland, England, Scotland, America and Scandinavia. They were very entertaining. If you have the opportunity to hear this band, please go.”
- Charles Huckenberry Jr.

Encore Concert Series, First Baptist Church of York, PA
February 10, 2019

“Great job all! Very enjoyable performance by a very talented group. Looking forward to their next show!”
- Emily Nehme

"I was with you from start to finish and found Tommy to be a total natural at center. Excellent crowd banter and beautiful persona. The performance bespoke professionalism mixed with fun, just the right tone for a folk music set. As good as my high school English teacher who led the Dry Branch Fire Squad, a bluegrass band of significant repute and status in Ohio. I was overwhelmed with a desire to sing McPherson’s Rant beside you in a pub someday."
- Paul Cockeram

Frey Village Retirement Center, Middletown, PA
April 13, 2018

"I was lucky to catch your concert for the residents of Frey Village where my mom is residing. I try to see that she attends as many musical activities as offered. At 98 and wheelchair bound, in addition to dementia, there is not a lot that adds to the quality of life. I consider music a saving grace. I couldn't ask for more than the cheerful Celtic numbers that you treated mom and me, as well as all the residents and staff in attendance, to. Thank you so much in bringing smiles to us all. Hope to see you at another performance in the area."
- Marlene Kanuck

The Goose and Gridiron pub, Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA
March 15, 2018

"We enjoyed your band's Irish music at the Masonic Village's Goose and Gridiron Tavern.
As you may recall my wife's a Coogan, we've been to Ireland, and the Pub music we heard there, as well as at the National Theater in Dublin, rang true for us with you and your fellow musicians, tonight.
"Gaelicly" yours,"
- Steve Lees and Kathy Coogan-Lees

Comment posted on the TKB Facebook page, September 2, 2017

"First time I've been to this festival and first time I've had the pleasure of hearing you all. Wonderful performance!'
- Amber Sanders Zook

Comment sent by email, March 14, 2017

"Wow!!!  Your music is incredible!  I love it!"  
- Rockin Rob, singer and songwriter for the Moonlight Mutts

McLain Celtic Festival, Two Mile House, Carlisle, PA
September 3, 2016

"I enjoyed a lot, what I heard of your first set.  Nice work.  Traditional Irish music – played well.  Knotwork has it . . ."
- Bill Stine of Rizzetta's Tones

"I was at the McLain festival.  I admired your professionalism in soldiering on and look forward to hearing you again.  My husband and I were wondering how Tommy is.  We have been praying for his recovery.
I am a retired R.N.  I was watching his brother and sister and could tell that they had a medical background, so I stayed put.  Happy birthday!
We hope to see you all at another venue.
So glad you are better.
God bless!
- Jan Franklin, commenting on the band performing despite Tommy experiencing a minor health issue during the band's second set of the day

Adams County Heritage Festival, Gettysburg, PA
September 12, 2015

"We thoroughly enjoyed your music!"
     - Janet M. Powers, Adams County Heritage Festival

McLain Celtic Festival, Two Mile House, Carlisle, PA
September 5, 2015

“Wonderful range of instruments and voicings. Energetic and lively…very enjoyable!” 
     - Diane Thompson

"Your band was great at McLain this year; I heard a lot of very positive feedback from your listeners throughout the day."
     - Kurt Lewis, Manager, Two Mile House


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