Elaine Malkin has played the violin since the age of 5. She was part of the resurgence of contra dances in the early 70's, having learned from Otto Soper and Dudley Laufman. She played New England contra dances until 2006, when she began an intensive study of Québécois fiddle with mainly Éric Favreau, but also with Lisa Ornstein, André Brunet, Yvon Mimeault, and Liette Remon.
This music has completely captured Elaine's heart and she uses a traditional Québécois repertoire for contra dances, concerts, and other venues. Learning, teaching, and sharing this special music is her greatest joy. Maine Fiddle Campers will know Elaine well!