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

Sat 13

Topsham-Contra dance

February 13, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Topsham ME
Sat 13

Topsham Family Dance

February 13, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Topsham ME
Sat 13

Farmington – Contra Dance

February 13, 6:30 pm
ME
Sat 13

Dexter – Contra Dance

February 13, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ME
Sat 13

Orono- Contra Dance

February 13, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ME
Sun 14

Waterville-Shape Note Singing

February 14, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waterville, Maine 04901 ME
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School
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