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Mc Master Slack Key Concerts

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Address: Malolo Rd., Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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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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McMaster Slack Key Guitar Concerts among the Most Memorable of my Life

Bring your pain and sorrows to Doug and Sandy McMasters for soothing at the Hanalei Community Center in Kauai! The two concerts I attended were highpoints in my six decades as a... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 21, 2015
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Ypsilanti, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

Bring your pain and sorrows to Doug and Sandy McMasters for soothing at the Hanalei Community Center in Kauai! The two concerts I attended were highpoints in my six decades as a musician and music critic. They also had a remarkable effect on my back pain, which has lasted through the CDs I purchased (and won) there. Attend, to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Kauai should equal relaxation and the McMaster Slack Key concerts ooze relaxation. Doug has the perfect last name as he is a master of the slack key. Sandy provides a lesson of the slack key and quaint, island stories. The music is so beautiful and the McMasters are kind enough to talk with you between sets. If you have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great stories and even better music from Doug, I would suggest if your in Hanalei that you take the opportunity. It is very laid back , very island style so if your expecting a fast paced dynamic concert then this is not for you. Sandy's stories are very informative whilst Doug's are very amusing. Sit back and let the light... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

Doug and Sandy are all Kauai. Their music is indigenous to Hanalei, and magical in its serenity. I highly recommend attending one of their "concerts" (more like having them in your home) or if you can't make it to Hanalei, buy their CD's. The best way you can spend your musical funds. Can't wait for the next visit to our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015

We've attended probably 7 or 8 "concerts" over a 5 year period. As some reviewers have noted, these are not "concerts" in the traditional sense of heart-pumping non-stop music. Instead, the vibe is mellow, intimate, slow-down-and-learn some things about old traditional slack key and the culture it comes from. If that vibe isn't what you are open to then probably... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful music and very laid back. Concert lasted longer than we thought it would be. Doug and Sandy have a playful relationship which adds to the concert. Since we had jet lag, it was easy to doze off to the soothing music. Intermission was Oreo cookies, Hersey's nuggets and water. We hadn't expected anything, so that was a surprise! Their... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015

Absolutely superb, enchanting, beautiful. We happened upon this while visiting Hanalei and were mostly spellbound by the music, stories, laughter, skill and compassion presented by Doug and Sandy. Slack Key Guitar and ukulele at its best!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

It’s not just an amazing concert but also once in a lifetime therapy experience. The heartfelt music of Doug and Sandy healed from my past regrets. I also recommend to walk behind the building after the concert, the unbelievably stunning panoramic Hawaiian nature landscape will take your breath away.

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San Leandro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2015

A piece of heaven -- We enjoyed the music of Doug and Sandy and the peaceful, soothing sounds they create. Also wonderful: the gentle humor and banter they share! Go hear them in person -- you'll also want to take home some of their music to put you back in that sacred, peaceful state. Be prepared to leave your cares... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015

Extraordinary individuals and musicians....slack key guitar with its melodic, heartfelt sound is my newest life companion. Go to Doug and Sandy's concerts!

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