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

Sun 24

Waldoboro Sacred Harp Singing

September 24, 2:00 am - 5:00 pm
Waldoboro ME
Mon 25

Belfast Scottish Country dance

September 25, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Belfast ME
Tue 26

Portland Peace Singers

September 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland ME
Tue 26

Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

September 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland ME
Wed 27

Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

September 27, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Hill ME
Maine Fiddle Camp
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Maine Fiddle Camp