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Mc Master Slack Key Concerts

Malolo Rd., Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1469
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Outstanding Local Hawaiian Music Presentation!!

Aloha!! (Greetings!) Doug and Sandy McMasters are the epitome of the Hawaiian Slack Key Sound and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Redding, California
Great playing and she has a great story telling voice.

I had not heard of Slack Key before but enjoyed it and the learning of how it came to be, going... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Lawrence P
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Malolo Rd., Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
+1 808-826-1469
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aloha!! (Greetings!) Doug and Sandy McMasters are the epitome of the Hawaiian Slack Key Sound and Talk Story!! The McMasters music has achieved "Peoples Choice Award" status, and "BEST OF HAWAII" status with their authentic Hawaiian Slack Key music. Melodic, relaxing and helps your mind...More

Thank 2012Traveler156
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I had not heard of Slack Key before but enjoyed it and the learning of how it came to be, going back to the Spanish cowboys who had to teach the Hawaiian's how to control and contain the cattle that they brought into the islands....More

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Slack key guitar is a relaxed as an island breeze with floral scents and sea air mixed in to the sweet sounds of waves lapping at a beach. It's a different kind of music that either eludes you or you get entirely. If you've listened...More

Thank WesternWilly
Reviewed 22 January 2017

No slacking with this couple - putting on 3-4 performances a week. We have been back 5 times, love the music and the narrative that Sandy gives on how the music came about, the history, and this couples fondness of that music and each other....More

Thank bmlitt2017
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I was looking forward to,. well,. more of a concert and not a lesson and talk about family stories. There were about 5 songs in the first set, half of which were person history which is fine but not all that interesting. Had to leave...More

Thank sleepydog
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Understand this concert is just instrumental, and that with little variety. There is no singing. I felt like someone really into guitar would enjoy this, the four non-musicians in our group found it way too long. I cannot recommend this unless you are a guitar...More

Thank travelntom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The music was beautiful, and though Doug's masterful slack key guitar and beautiful compositions were the highlight Sandy's Ukulele playing complemented the guitar nicely. I enjoyed hearing the history of the development of the slack key guitar style, and seeing and hearing examples of both...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The stories and music played by the McMasters are great--you get a real sense of slack key history and theory. But we went more than once and heard all the same stuff. It's also a bit pricey now; a great deal at $15; not so...More

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Sandy M, Owner at Mc Master Slack Key Concerts, responded to this review

Aloha and thank you for sharing your experience! Our mission, given to us by the elder slack key caretaker of Molokai, Keli'i Mawae, is to perpetuate this Hawaiian family music. As he said, 'As long as people hear the stories and music, they will carry...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016

As the old soul song goes, Doug & Sandy provide spiritual healing while educating us about the history of true Hawaiian slack key in a traditional "talk story" way in a magical setting behind the old green church in Hanalei. Keep an open mind to...More

Thank Ticolover
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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...More

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Will there be a concert between April 16 and 23, 2016?
12 April 2016|
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Response from William O | Reviewed this property |
Check their website, they keep it pretty up to date on times. This is a do not miss if able to attend. A great way to relax from the day at the beach.
Do you have a concert today, March 5th?
5 March 2016|
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Response from Salivary | Reviewed this property |
Got this too late. Hope you enjoyed it.