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

Sat 24

Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

June 24, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ellsworth ME
Sat 24

Boothbay Harbor – Concert

June 24, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boothbay Harbor ME
Sat 24

Kingston, NH – Contra Dance

June 24, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
ME
Sun 25

Waldoboro Sacred harp singing

June 25, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waldoboro ME
Sun 25

Portland – Concert

June 25, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Portland ME
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Maine Fiddle Camp