NEFFA Resources

80 Years of Shared Knowledge

From the NEFFA Archives

NEFFA is a storied organization with a rich and vibrant history to share. Check out our trove of videos, photos, and documents from across the years.

History of NEFFA

“The History of the New England Folk Festival 1944-1994” was originally published by NEFFA for its 50th Anniversary Festival. It was edited by Tony Parkes, and was based on the following sources: articles by Ralph Page and Louise Winston in Northern Junket, previous Festival programs, and a special booklet printed for the 10th Festival. Subsequent updates have been made by Dan Pearl.

NEFFA Video Archive

Did you know NEFFA has a video archive of over 500 videos? Now including the 2023 Festival! Check out the Quick Start for a video introduction to our Vimeo archive.

Photo Albums

Take a trip down memory lane to revisit recent Festivals and enjoy old friends and new faces having fun at NEFFA.

Do you have NEFFA photos to share? Contact to learn how to contribute to the NEFFA photo archive.

NEFFA Essays

The NEFFA Essay Collection is an evergreen selection of essays with historical and current interest. Submissions welcome.

Festival Program Books

PDFs of the print program books for each Festival since 2010 include the annual Letter from the President, Festival Notes, Marketplace vendors, Statement of Inclusivity and Culture of Consent, Food Options, Dance Performances, Event Codes, Event Descriptions, Obituaries, Performers, and Festival Maps.

The NEFFA News Archive

NEFFA’s member-only newsletter is online from 1998 to 2016. To receive current announcements and updates, please subscribe to our email list The NEFFA Loop and watch the News and Events sections on any page in this site.

Books by Larry Jennings

The New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA) is pleased to present both “Zesty Contras” and “Give-and-Take” by the late Larry Jennings. “Give-and-Take” (2004) is the sequel to Larry’s 1983 “Zesty Contras.” Read on for more information about the books and ordering info.

Donations in Memory of Tony Parkes

We will gratefully accept donations in memory of Tony Parkes, beloved dance caller who passed away in May 2024.

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