News

  • August, 2013: Eleanor won the Wisconsin State Fair Fiddle Grand Championship, in the adult division! (We believe she is also the youngest winner ever -- just 15 -- of this championship too.)

  • Fall, 2011: We've been working up a bunch of new material, from bluegrass to jazz to French technopop, all Elm Duo style.

  • August 30, 2011: We spent the weekend taking new pictures, and have given our website a facelift. Here's the result.

  • August 7, 2011: We have changed our name to the Elm Duo! After a couple of years of performing under the name Eleike, which was based on combining our names (ELEanor and mIKE), we came up with another name based on our names—but one that's easier to pronounce and has an image we like. Elm trees don't split!

  • July 23, 2011: Eleanor won the fiddle championship at the Frontenac Old Time Music festival! It's a regional Canadian festival, and we were vacationing nearby. Eleanor was the youngest winner ever. Actually, their rules originally stated that someone from her age group was not eligible to compete for the championship, which is generally reserved for adults. But the judges had a huddle after she won her age group with a performance of "Boda Waltz" and "Bluegrass in the Backwoods," and changed the rules. She won with her own composition, a tune we call "Disreputable Dog."