Downeast Friends of the Folk Arts (DEFFA) is a non-profit membership organization whose goal is to nurture and promote the living traditions of folk music and dance in Maine. We publish a monthly newsletter with news, calendar listings, information, and other items of interest to the Maine folk art, music, and dance community. DEFFA also hosts the annual Down East Country Dance Festival in March of each year, a weekend long celebration of traditional and international music, dancing, and fun!

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Upcoming Events

Fri 26

Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

May 26, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunswick ME
Fri 26

Winter Harbor Coffeehouse

May 26, 7:00 pm
Winter Harbor ME
Fri 26

North Whitefield Contra Dance

May 26, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield ME
Fri 26

Portland – Concert

May 26, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Portland ME
Sat 27

Belfast Scottish Country Dance Party

May 27, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Belfast ME
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Maine Fiddle Camp