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

Sun 25

Waldoboro Sacred harp singing

June 25, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waldoboro ME
Sun 25

Portland – Concert

June 25, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Portland ME
Mon 26

Belfast Scottish Country dance

June 26, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Belfast ME
Tue 27

Portland Peace Singers

June 27, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland ME
Tue 27

Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

June 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland ME
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School