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Mc Master Slack Key Concerts

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Address: Malolo Rd., Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-826-1469
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Doug and Sandy have been giving authentic Hawaiian slack key guitar and...

Doug and Sandy have been giving authentic Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukelele concerts twice a week at Hanalei Community Center since 1999. They're a standard attraction and an excellent way for visitors to learn about the history of Hawaii's slack key music as well as old stories that inspired the music - Sandy also relates some of the cultural connections of the survival of this native Hawaiian music. Their primary purpose is to make people aware of the history and cultural importance of this type of music. Concerts are one of the most affordable things to do on Kauai and appeal to both the individual visitor as well as to groups or families.

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What a wonderful, soul-lifting experience! Sandy's touching stories lead into Doug's amazing playing. Do yourself a favor and book one of their concerts. You'll be glad you did!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

What a wonderful, soul-lifting experience! Sandy's touching stories lead into Doug's amazing playing. Do yourself a favor and book one of their concerts. You'll be glad you did!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I have been coming to Kauai for 10 years and somehow missed seeing a McMaster Slack Key Concert. I feel so fortunate to have gone to one this trip to Kapaa. The played at All Saint's Church on a Wednesday evening (they are helping to raise funds for a pipe organ repair, bless their generous hearts). It was a highlight... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My friends and I enjoyed Sandy and Doug's slack key concert in Princeville. We loved learning about the history behind slack key guitar music, hearing Doug's original compositions, and listening to Sandy's stories. We bought several of their CDs and I even ordered more when I returned home. Nothing fancy, plain chairs in a community center, water, Oreo cookies, the... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had the opportunity to attend Doug and Sandy's Hanalei concert this afternoon. What a beautiful expression of Aloha and one we will always remember. In addition to the beautiful music and historical narrative, it was a touching experience.We picked up a few CDs so we can continue listening and enjoy the Aloha spirit at home.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We never miss a McMaster concert. The music is soothing and the stories sharing the history of Hawaiian slack key guitars is fascinating. They are a lovely couple and keep the audience engaged. They also perform in Princeville now in the community center.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Doug and Sandy immediately put you into the Aloha spirit to enjoy your trip. You will want to have the beautiful music playing as you explore the islands rich heritage and spend time relaxing. Full of Hawaiian and slack key history, and beautiful story telling in a warm personal setting. A must for music enthusiast, and those who want to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We keep returning to these mellow,insightful concerts which we bring home with us on their CD's. Excellent for doing yoga and meditation too ....very healing . I used this wonderful music when I did physiotherapy after having knee replacements. The pace and feel of the concert is very laid back and invites you to take some time out to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

A guest at the resort made comment to my wife and she looked it up. They do two concerts per week (ours was concert number 1,837!) that cost $15/senior and run 2 hours plus a 30 minute intermission, at which you can have a bathroom break, but more importantly, they serve Oreo cookies and water during the break. Oh yeah,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We had the opportunity to enjoy the sounds of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele presentation of Doug and Sandy McMaster at the Princeville Community center in February. The whole experience was very relaxing, informative and, dare I say, inspirational. We appreciated that Doug composed all of the selections that were featured that evening and learned that often the... More 

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Larkspur, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

It's a refreshing look into aloha with soothing music and "talk story" that make you feel as if you are included in their khanate (family). Don't miss this unique experience!

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