Spring April 6 – 9, 2023 Headliners

Kiwanis Camp 19300 SE 3rd Street Silver Springs, Florida 34488

If there are any questions or concerns please email us at tagstaff@tagmeet.org or call 321-474-4256

Spiral Rhythm

Spiral Rhythm is a group of friends that have been singing together for over two decades. They began singing at bonfires, gatherings, and festivals.  Over time they have developed a unique sound complete with deep, multi-textured chants and explosive drums.  Spiral Rhythm has evolved and changed, but their goal has always been the same to raise the spirit through voice and song.


Katherine Smith aka Thundar

Lady Thundar is a retired Elder of the Church of Iron Oak and a practicing Witch and Priestess of Sekhmet for over 26 years. She takes a pragmatic approach to the craft and finds Magick in everyday items we all have in our homes. Everything from potatoes to ribbons is her magical tools, and all she needs is her imagination or a little help from her friends to practice her craft every day. Thundar is best known for being the Staff and Special Guest Hearth Mother and eventual Festival Coordinator of the Florida Pagan Gathering.

Mama Gina

Mama Gina is a singer/songwriter, fearless storyteller, and wanderlust. With down-to-earth, bluesy vocals, a bit of humor, and straight-ahead, rhythmic, acoustic guitar, djembe, and frame drum, she tells the true stories that fall into her head and heart. She sings of our responsibility to nurture both the mundane and the Divine. And, oh, the voices in her head! Nine Toes the Bard is a 15th-century Welsh lass who once dealt with a Dragon. She now travels the world, singing tales of love and battle, Pirates and Vikings, damsels and elves, trolls, and that wicked Dragon that left her one digit shy. Intra-galactic Bard, Ava/She Walks the Stars, reminds us how very human we still are, no matter how far we step into the void. For more information and all the music, please visit www.mamaginamusic.com and www.mamagina.bandcamp.com

Robin Murphy-Ford

Robin Murphy-Ford of Robin’s Mystic Insights & Metaphysical Services is a professional degree musician & artist who has been in the metaphysical field as a Psychic/Medium and Teacher since the 1970s. She has given various workshops for TAG in the past and other Pagan Festivals.

Byron Ballard

Grandmother Elspeth

Few of our cultural elders in America ever reach the status of “Living Legend” but 93 year old Grandmother Elspeth, “the Crone on the Road,” may just be one.. Her reputation for honest advice and earth-based “mountain wisdom” draw people to gather in her teaching circles. Author of the poem, “The Challenge,” and creator of the spoken word CD sets “Out of the Forest,” and “Gylantra’s Legacy,” Elspeth Odbert has been conducting workshops on spiritual growth and enrichment since 1991. She is an inspirational teacher and storyteller. leading her listeners on an eco-spiritual path of personal and planetary transformation. She is a Certified Shamanic Practitioner and a Master Gardener. With the able assistance of Nybor, Elspeth has created a storybook, “Gylantra’s Journey.” This fully illustrated “fable for a possible future” presents their dream of what can be. Another place where Nybor and Elspeth are working together is with “GreenSong,” a non-profit organization working toward sustainability and preparedness. When she is not on the road Elspeth is at home in West Virginia with Nybor and two fur persons, Maggie and Max.

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 in The Wellness Universe, Circle Magazine ( Imbolc Issue 119/pg 42) The Spirit Ezine (May 2015), and on the PBN News Network.

Meren King

“Meren Edna Marie King is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist presently making Music in Ocala, Florida, USA.

Born in Long Beach, California, Meren has been a traveler most of her life. From the West Coast to the East Coast and every US State in-between, Meren accompanied her parents as they worked with traveling circuses and sideshows during the first three years of her life, and then as a teen searching for her kith and kin she traveled even more extensively, and as an adult reaching into Canada and even across the pond to Europe.

Meren has been a part of the Pagan communities in most of the places she has lived and says that her faith contains a little bit of everything that she has seen and heard and read and experienced. Following no particular pathway or religion, her church is the wild places of the world, and her deities are all around her. Believing that we are all Energy, and everything is a part of everything else, she brings this sensibility to her music and stories, sharing her perspectives and beliefs with the world.

Music and dance have always been a part of Meren’s life, although it is just within the last 15 years that she has really pursued music as her Lifepath. With Phambly across the Globe and with many worldwide musical influences, Meren’s songs and stories show you what is most dear to her heart: her Phambly, her Faith, and her Hopes for Our World.

From Folk to Blues to World Beat and more, the songs she sings and the stories she tells will take you on a journey of the mind and heart. Come on along and join her on her adventures across this twirling Earth.

Meren King is the Musical Coordinator for Trees of Avalon Gather