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 30

Portland Peace Singers

May 30, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland ME
Tue 30

Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

May 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland ME
Wed 31

Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

May 31, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Hill ME
Wed 31

Portland – Concert

May 31, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Portland ME
Thu 01

Portland Intown Contra Dance

June 1, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Portland ME
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Maine Fiddle Camp