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Since 1999, Doug and Sandy McMaster have been presenting authentic, award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele concerts. Fridays 4pm and Sundays 3pm at the Hanalei Community Center. Concerts are also now offered in Princeville...more
Malolo Rd., Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Sandy and Doug provided a very nice concert that included the history of slack key guitar music as well as other interesting stories of the area. The music was unique and very relaxing-we brought some CD's back with us to remember the experience.
From a musician standpoint Doug is talented but the storytelling just brings it down because people are disengaged by the time they start playing. I found myself drifting off into a daze during the very lax history talk. Paraphrase please... 3 hour concerts aren’t a...More
Thank Casey B
Sandy M, Owner at Mc Master Slack Key Concerts, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018
Aloha Casey B,
Thank you for your thoughts and perspective. To clarify for readers:
McMaster Slack Key Concerts are typically between and 1.5 to 2 hours including intermission and gift drawing. (The concert you attended was a special benefit concert spotlighting Cactus & Krista Harris'...More
Doug and Sandy provide an evening of masterfully played music, fascinating history lessons, heartwarming and humorous personal stories, and even an inspiring spiritual experience. We are so grateful for our evening with them.
Sandy and Doug McMaster deliver a big dose of Aloha at the Hanalei Community center......two hours of wonderful slack key guitar and ukelele music, punctuated by lots of history and stories. Intermission features refreshments.....a bowl of Oreos an a cup of water.......perfect!
This is a beautiful concert in a small setting featuring classic and newer slack key guitar and ukulele pieces. The music is punctuated with stories that bring forth the context of the pieces and relate the rich history of Hawaiian slack key. Doug and Sandy...More
It was a real privilege to spend the evening listening to the McMaster's Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele concert. It was held in the All Saints Church in Kapa'a at dusk with all of the doors and windows open to the nature surrounding it. The...More
I did not know what slack key guitar was so wasn’t expecting to enjoy it very much. The name slack key sounds harsh and unappealing and weird. What a Surprise...slack key sounds better than regular guitar. Because the Hawaiian people long ago didn’t have other...More