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

Wed 10

Yarmouth, English Country Dance

February 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Yarmouth ME
Wed 10

Scottish Country Dance

February 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Blue Hill ME
Fri 12

Brunswick – Balkan Bash

February 12, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brunswick ME
Fri 12

Portland–Community Contra Dance

February 12, 7:00 pm
ME
Sat 13

Topsham-Contra dance

February 13, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Topsham ME
Sat 13

Topsham Family Dance

February 13, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Topsham ME
Maine Fiddle Camp
Acadia Trad School
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