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!

About this site: DEFFA is building a new website! What you see here is a work in progress. You can learn more and submit your comments here »

Upcoming Events

Thu 21

Portland Intown Contra Dance

September 21, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Portland ME
Fri 22

Greenwood Fiddle Jam

September 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwood ME
Fri 22

Brunswick Int Folk dance

September 22, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunswick ME
Fri 22

N. Whitefield Contra dance

September 22, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Whitefield ME
Sat 23

Ellsworth International Folk Dancing

September 23, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ellsworth ME
Acadia Trad School
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School