BATH – Maine folk group Schooner Fare will perform at The Chocolate Church Arts Center on Saturday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Brothers Chuck and Steve Romanoff say they’ll be continuing on the tradition and excellence of the Schooner Fare legacy in loving tribute to Tom Rowe.

Rowe had been the third member of the group since the trio started in 1975. He died of cancer in January.

“Tom was a friend, indeed; and he will be terribly missed. However, and most of all … he is and will be a presence with us in our hearts, on stage, and in the gift of his many songs that we will hum throughout our days … for the rest of our days,” said Steve Romanoff.

Schooner Fare has won critical praise for its captivating harmonies and winning stage presence.

In addition to their numerous original songs on both contemporary and traditional themes, the band also writes and performs topical songs, country ballads and maritime masterpieces that have made their name synonymous with the Down East style.

Consummate entertainers, their energetic concerts are laced with a Maine brand of humor.

Combining their talents on six- and 12-string guitars, banjos, electric bass and tin whistles, Schooner Fare’s distinctive vocal and instrumental arrangements have been hailed by such folk music icons as the Kingston Trio, the Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem and Tom Paxton.

For more information about The Chocolate Church Arts Center’s upcoming events, people can visit the Web site, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Tickets already purchased for the Jan. 23 concert will be honored at this new concert date. Tickets are still available for the April 10 performance, people can contact the arts center for more information.

Tickets for this Schooner Fare concert are $18 for arts center members and seniors, $20 for advance tickets or $22 for tickets purchased at the door.

They may be purchased by calling The Chocolate Church Arts Center at 442-8455.


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