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

Mon 21

Mt Vernon Mexican dance camp

August 20, 9:00 am - August 26, 10:00 pm
Mt. Vernon ME - Maine
Mon 21

Belfast Scottish Country dance

August 21, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Belfast ME
Tue 22

Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

August 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland ME
Wed 23

Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

August 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Hill ME
Thu 24

Falmouth Coffee House

August 24, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Falmouth ME
Acadia Trad School
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Mainewoods Dance Camp