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

Tue 19

Portland Peace Singers

September 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland ME
Tue 19

Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

September 19, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland ME
Wed 20

Outdoor Portland Intown Contra Dance at Congress Square Park

September 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland ME
Wed 20

Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

September 20, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Hill ME
Wed 20

Stockton Springs Open mic

September 20, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Stockton Springs ME
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School
Maine Fiddle Camp