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

Fri 18

Brunswick – Int’l Folk Dance

August 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunswick ME
Fri 18

Ogunquit – Concert

August 18, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ogunquit ME
Sat 19

Bowdoinham – Contra Dance

August 19, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bowdoinham ME
Sat 19

Trenton Contra dance

August 19, 7:30 pm
Trenton ME
Sun 20

Mt Vernon Mexican dance camp

August 20, 9:00 am - August 26, 10:00 pm
Mt. Vernon ME - Maine
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School
Mainewoods Dance Camp