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!

About this site: DEFFA is building a new website! What you see here is a work in progress. The ongoing work has resulted in a temporary loss of our Events page being displayed as a calendar. We expect to have that feature back in as soon as possible. You can learn more and submit your comments here »

Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Topsham – Concert

October 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topsham ME
Sat 21

Bowdoinham – Contra Dance

October 21, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bowdoinham ME
Sat 21

Trenton – Contra Dance

October 21, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Trenton ME
Sat 21

Yarmouth concert

October 21, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Yarmouth ME
Sat 21

Portland – Concert

October 21, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Portland ME
Maine Fiddle Camp