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

Wed 23

Mt Vernon Mexican dance camp

August 20, 9:00 am - August 26, 10:00 pm
Mt. Vernon ME - Maine
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
Thu 24

Portland Intown Contra Dance

August 24, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Portland ME
Fri 25

Greenwood Fiddle Jam

August 25, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwood ME
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School
Mainewoods Dance Camp