2023 Musical Entertainment

EcoMan: Rich McLaughlin has performed hundreds of concerts for thousands of children in Bucks County and beyond, bringing his message of ecology through an interactive musical show. He is a self-taught musician who combines a talent for writing catchy tunes with meaningful words about the environment and peace.

Tookany Creek: Philadelphia’s finest bluegrass band, Beth Mead, Larry Cohen, Jerry Allender, and Ray Duffy deliver exciting three-part harmonies, innovative arrangements, and a sophisticated blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, folk, country, and swing. Their debut CD, “Homes Sweet Homes,” received high praise in Bluegrass Unlimited and Sing Out ! magazines.  "Like" them at

Mindy Murray: Now in her sixth year onstage at the Peace Fair, singer-songwriter Mindy Murray performs songs of peace and social justice. Her songs have received rave reviews from major music journals such as Roots, No Depression and Irish Music Magazine. Her “Blair Mountain” and “Did Ya Vote” have been recognized by the UMWA and the International Women’s Freedom Song competition. Most recently, her “Children’s March” was awarded first prize for lyrics in 2023, and she was recognized as an “Artist in Residence” in 2023 for The Folk Music Notebook. See her current concert listings at

Eco del Sur: Founded in 2000 to preserve the heritage and culture of various Latin American regions, Eco Del Sur (“Echoes of the South”)  performs on both indigenous and contemporary instruments with a wide range of styles and rhythms.

Paige Melton: Paige studied music at Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently working toward her Masters of Music Therapy at Temple University. She has been performing since she was a girl, and since moving to Pennsylvania in 2021, she has performed at numerous venues in the Philadelphia area.

Prerna School of Dance: Founded by Lakshmi Raghavan in 2010, the Prerna School in Yardley provides instruction in traditional and contemporary Indian dance. This is their second year performing at the Peace Fair.

Lila & Max: Lila is a 4th grader at BFS and a student of the Fitzpatrick School of Dance in Doylestown. She has been dancing for five years, and although this is her first year dancing at the Peace Fair, we hope she will become a tradition at the fair! She is dancing today with her friend Max, also from the Fitzpatrick School of Dance.

Mill Ballet School: Melissa Roxey, Director of Mill Ballet School in New Hope, PA will teach a 30 minute children's dance class highlighting the themes of community and peace. This event is open to children of all ages, no experience necessary. The class will be held outdoors below the Kids Games area of the fair at 12:30 p.m.