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! 

DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts Annual Meeting

April 22, 2016

Saint Denis Parish Hall, 298 Grand Army Rd (Rt 126), North Whitefield

6:30-7:30 PM, Immediately prior to the N. Whitefield dance

  • Everyone is invited to attend. Memberships available at the door.
  • FREE admission to the dance for members attending the meeting
  • Meet New and returning Board Members
  • Find out what your statewide organization has been and is planning to do.
  • Express your ideas about where you think DEFFA should be involved.


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