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

Thu 22

Portland Intown Contra Dance

June 22, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Portland ME
Thu 22

Portland – Concert

June 22, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Portland ME
Fri 23

Greenwood Fiddle Jam

June 23, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwood ME
Fri 23

Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

June 23, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunswick ME
Fri 23

North Whitefield Contra Dance

June 23, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield ME
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School
Mainewoods Dance Camp