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Schooner Fare, Maine’s most renowned folk group, will perform as part of the UUCB Concerts for a Cause series to raise money for Midcoast New Mainers and Oasis Free Clinics at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick.

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Brothers Chuck and Steve Romanoff launched Schooner Fare with good friend Tom Rowe 49 years ago to perform original maritime and traditional folk music. They quickly became one of the favorite bands in Portland, and soon were playing all over the country and the British Isles. When Tom Rowe died in 2004, Chuck and Steve continued playing as a duo and are still entertaining a legion of fans at many Maine venues, even the Portland Symphony Orchestra

Schooner Fare has won unanimous critical praise for 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.

Combining their talents on six-string guitars, twelve-string guitars and banjos, 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. Schooner Fare’s many recordings receive radio play on four continents and world-wide on satellite radio. The original songs of Schooner Fare’s Chuck and Steve Romanoff continue to be recorded and performed by other artists in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Ireland and Australia.

For this concert, Schooner Fare will perform a lively concert for folks of all ages, singing such signature original songs as “Portland Town,” “Day of the Clipper,” “We the People,” and many more from their 15 albums.

Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $10 students/children and are available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or visit



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