Monthly Newsletter

The DEFFA Newsletter is a monthly printed publication of news, information, and listing of contra dances and other music, dancing, and festivals of interest to the folk community. A subscription to this newsletter is one of the benefits of being a member of DEFFA. When you join DEFFA it can take up to 6 weeks for the first issue to arrive.

What goes in the newletter?
We seek event listings, news, and articles related to traditional music, dance, and the folk arts in Maine. If you have an event you’d like to see in our newsletter or online, send it in! We also offer advertisement space in print and online if you’d like to feature your event more prominently. See our ad page for info.

To submit a listing, please include the following information:
Name of event, date & time, venue address & town, performers (if applicable),
a brief description, admission fee, and contact information.

Articles, artwork, photos, and letters are also welcome. If you have an idea for something you’d like to write or contribute, send us a message.

Deadline for submissions is the 15th of the month prior to publication
(e.g. May 15th is the deadline for the June Issue.)

Newsletter Team

John McIntire and Hanlon Kelley

Design and Layout
Michael Arruda

Membership & Mailing
Julia Plumb

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*Note: We will consider music and dance events that are not strictly within the traditional arts, but reserve the right to reject listings that we deem incongruent with our stated mission.