Friday, January 31 at 8 pm &
Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 pm at The Barns
Ticket Price:
$32 prime orchestra & balcony
$27 rear orchestra & side balcony
Schooner Fare

A Maine-based band heralded as “the premier performing group of original and traditional [folk] songs” (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts) like “Auld Lang Syne” and “Spanish Ladies.”

  • The group is known for their unique mix of songs, as well as their energetic concerts. Together with their 6- and 12-string guitars and 5-string banjos, they are adept at transitioning from Celtic folk to classic sea shanties and traditional folk.
  • Their most recent album, Roots and Wings (2010), has been self-described as a “reflective” project, as it reaches back toward the duo’s beginnings. Coupled with both classic songs and new interpretations of modern hits like “Angels in the Snow,” the album mirrors the evolution of the band’s repertoire. 
  • Based in Maine, Schooner Fare was founded in 1975 by guitarist brothers Chuck and Steve Romanoff and bassist Tom Rowe after a backstage jam session. They played in folk coffeehouses before releasing their debut album, Day of the Clipper, in 1978.
  • After the death of cofounder Tom Rowe in 2004, the Romanoff brothers moved forward as a family duo.
  • Their third album, Alive! (1983), was their first breakout project, as the live recordings captured the fun, lively atmosphere of their performances through their renditions of traditional songs like “Red, Red Robin” and “Roll, Alabama, Roll.”