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 25

Portland – Sacred Harp Singing

July 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Portland ME
Wed 26

Portland concert

July 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portland ME
Wed 26

Blue Hill Scottish Country dance

July 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Hill ME
Thu 27

Portland Intown Contra Dance

July 27, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Portland ME
Fri 28

Greenwood Fiddle Jam

July 28, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwood ME
Mainewoods Dance Camp
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School