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 23

Union All-Day Sacred Harp Singing

July 23, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Union ME
Sun 23

Portland concert

July 23, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Portland ME
Mon 24

Belfast Scottish Country dance

July 24, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Belfast ME
Tue 25

Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

July 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland ME
Wed 26

Portland concert

July 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland ME
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School