Headliners

Christopher Penczak

Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer, and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology, and Qabalah.

He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel, and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States.



Brian Henke

Brian Henke composes and performs his music like a painter putting images on canvas, drawing his inspiration from the world around him. An avid hiker, he often brings his guitar along to create a spontaneous response to his outdoor settings. Mother Earth (Terra) as an artist has given an immense living gallery from the humbling spectacle of her natural wonders to the simple, beauty of a treetop against a blue sky. Her majestic legacy and the magical feeling of awe and peace inspire the compositions of this award-winning virtuosic fingerstyle guitarist.

Brian’s five solo CD’s, Many Waters, Love Song for Terra, Force of Nature, The Nature of Light, and the most recent release Tree of Life are a cornucopia of sonic vistas, he celebrates the seasons, a Grand Canyon sunset, the fireside magic of an American shaman, playful waterfalls, the color of the wind and the light of dreams to name a few. His live DVD, Live at Cuyahoga Community College gives listeners and viewers a chance to enjoy a front seat in an intimate concert setting with a half-hour interview afterward giving the viewer a deeper understanding of where his music comes from.

His unique guitar style has been called everything from Folk to New Age to Neo-Classical to Pastoral or as Brian likes to call it “a big stewpot of everything, stirred up, simmered and served to taste.” His music appeals to anyone who likes their music lyrical, thought-provoking, and performed with virtuosity. Through it all is an undercurrent of spirituality and mysticism that Brian says is very much a part of the creative process. Because of this, he has received radio airplay on shows as varied as WKSU’s “Folk Alley” and John Dilberto’s “Echoes”. He has also shared the bill on the concert stage with acts as diverse as Yes, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Morse, Yngvie Malmsteen, Robin, and Linda Williams, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, The Kingston Trio, Glen Yarborough, Alison Brown, Adrian Belew, Spiro Gyra and many of the best acoustic guitarists in the world including Pete Huttlinger, Alex DeGrassi, Stephen Bennett, John Doan, Beppe Gambetta, Dan Crary, Laurence Juber, and many, many others.



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The Village Witch

Here you will find all manner of oddments about my writings, services, and working life. You’ll be able to link to one of my blogs, contact me about performing your wedding, or send me a quick email to see if I’d like to join you for a nice cuppa tea. From a baby blessing to helping your group form a ceremonial circle, you’ll find resources here to make your spiritual work a little easier, maybe more authentic, certainly more meaningful, if that is what you are seeking. 



Maevyn Stone

WEAVER OF MELODIES

Take a step out of reality and into the mystical, magickal world of Maevyn Stone: harpist, vocalist, and bardess.

Maevyn weaves her ethereal melodies into a beautiful tapestry of tales of old, celebration of new, and the never-ending circle of the wheel of life



Eddie Presley


Eddie Presley has been practicing Wicca since 2012. He is an initiated second-degree in the tradition of Iron Oak and ATC. He is a member of Mystic Ash, a Gardnerian Coven. His current magickal focus is divination through automatic writing and working with elementals and genus loci as an Elemental Witch. He is the author of Bully the Bear – part one of the Dance of All Brings Cycle, a series of fantasy fiction titles.



Ginger Ackley

Her songwriting has been recognized many times. She has been nominated for the Best Female Vocalist Award by the Internation Pagan Music Association of 2016. Her signature song, “It Is Time” won a song competition sponsored by the Celtic Nations group led by Danny O’Flaherty in 2005. She also wrote the title track to O’Flaherty’s 2007 album “Secret Garden” along with two other songs. That album placed third in the Just Plain Folks national competition. Ginger was also honored with the 2015 Stark County “Women of Worth” for her ongoing legacy of service to the community because she so often plays for causes and benefits and for members of the senior community.

Since her move northwards, Ginger has found a growing audience at local wineries, coffee shops, and listening venues like Euclid City Limits. Ginger has been a featured performer at some notable concert series like Mountain Rose, Rootstock, Canton First Friday, and Medina Parks.  She has become a regular on the music festival circuit, playing shows from Ohio to Indiana, Wisconsin, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida. She has shared the stage with many notable musicians like Brian Henke, Tuatha Dea, Wendy Rule, SJ Tucker, Ginger Doss, The Night Travelers, Beltana Spellsinger, Murphy’s Midnight Rounders, and The Troubadours of Divine Bliss. Her pennywhistles were a surprise addition to the Woodchoppers’ Ball at the historic Kent Stage in 2016. 

 She has sung harmony and played whistle with some of the greats of Celtic music, too. She often joins Brian Henke, Westside Steve Simmons, and the New Barleycorn with her penny whistles. She has jammed with Aoife Clancy, Danny O’Flaherty, the Makem and Spain Brothers, Jimmy Crowley, Jeb Marum, the Brobdinagian Bards, and the Bedlam Bards. Twice she has competed in the International Autoharp Championships at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.



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Christine Ashworth

So, about me. The short version of the bio is, I’m still 17 at heart, I used to be a ballet dancer and yes, I still miss dancing the way I did when I was 17. I’m a romantic from way back, and I’m a writer who currently has a Day Job as an Office Manager.

I grew up in San Diego, fell in love with another dancer, and married him. We’ve got two tall sons and live in Ventura County, California. But probably one of the most important things to know about me is, I’m a hugger. I hug. I touch. It’s one of the ways I process people. So if you see me coming, know I’ll reach out and give you a hug.



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Lord Alexian

Alexian delivers the message of the Goddess in a modern electronic style. Whether it’s a big crowd like the Heartland Festival or an intimate evening at a pagan bookstore, his performances run the gamut from deep messages of Earth-centered spirituality, as in “Save Me,” to fun dance tunes, like “Cool to Be a Witch.”

Raised on a farm in the Ozarks, Alexian felt a connection to nature from an early age. When he moved to Boston to pursue his musical education, he recognized that connection in a call to serve the Goddess. In addition to graduating from the Berklee College of Music with a triple bachelor’s degree in music synthesis, songwriting/composition, and music education, he was initiated into the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca. He is a High Priest and founder of the Orlando-based Alexandrian Coven Twisted Oak and also a student of Qabala and the Golden Dawn System of Magick.

Alexian lives in Florida with his husband and has a backyard full of carefully nurtured orchids. He founded his own label, Earth Tones Studios, and the online music store, PaganMusic.com. In addition to working on new songs, Alexian teaches private online lessons in voice, piano, and songwriting



Dru Ann Welch

Dru Ann Welch has 15+ years of experience in the fields of sound and energy healing. She is the founder of the FEAR to LOVE Process. She is Reiki Master/Teacher, Author, and Motivational Speaker.

Dru Ann is the author of 11 books, creator of 2 oracle decks, and the performing artist on 4 CDs. Dru Ann was featured as one of the Thought Leaders in Tedx Speaker Corey Poirier’s books, Enlightened Becoming the Best Version of You in 5 Easy Steps and The Book of WHY (And How). Additionally, she is a contributor to The Good Witch’s Guide.

Her musings in the form of quotes, blogs, and articles have been featured on The Wellness Universe, in Circle Magazine ( Imbolc Issue 119/pg 42) The Spirit Ezine (May 2015), and on the PBN News Network.



Meren King

Meren King is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist out of Ocala, Florida. Her originals and covers share what is most dear to her heart – her family, her faith, and her passions. From folk to blues to rock and roll, the songs she sings and the stories she tells will take you on a journey of the mind and heart. Meren is the Musical Coordinator for Trees of Avalon Gathering.



Sacred Fire and Drum Tribe

We build festival fires to connect fire keepers, drummers, dancers, shamans, priestesses, and all who feel called together to make Sacred the Fire of The Universal tribe of NOW.