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Mc Master Slack Key Concerts

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Address: Malolo Rd., Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: +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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Great music - an excellent part of the island life

We thoroughly enjoyed the concert put on by the McMasters. We spotted a sign in front of the church where they were performing and stopped in on the spur of the moment. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the concert put on by the McMasters. We spotted a sign in front of the church where they were performing and stopped in on the spur of the moment. The music was beautiful and these people are talented and friendly. The concert certainly made for a complete and relaxing island experience.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never attended a Slack Key Concert while on Kauai, but looking for something authentic . It was easy to book the tickets,personal treatment and the setting is very special. The afternoon concert was special and recommend to all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful live concert. Beautiful music and a lesson in the history of Hawaiian slack key guitar. Every concert is a little different. We make this concert part of every visit to Kauai.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We saw something in the Hawaiian Airlines magazine about a slack key guitar concert at the community center. It's something different so I went online and purchased tickets and went to the concert. What an amazing experience. So relaxing and laid back. There was no hustle and bustle or long lines and parking problems like other concerts. It was like... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 8 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 23 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 30 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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