The Hawaiian Connection

Al Tringali moved to Bainbridge Island from Honolulu, Hawaii just three years ago, and we are very pleased to call him our friend. He brings with him the heart and soul of his native home. He is our Hawaiian Connection.

Tringali started playing Hawaiian music around 1970 after taking a course in Hawaiian slack key guitar from Keola Beamer. He has been perfecting his musical talents ever since.


Wednesdays, 7:30pm
August 6th . . .
Where you can find Al Tringali

July 28th 10:30 to 2:00, Downtown Winslow

Bainbridge Island Farmer's Market

Bainbridge Studio Tour

2012:Friday, August 10th 12:00 to 1:00pm

at Hidden Cove Pottery

Saturday, Aug 11th 11:00 to 1:00pm

at Siebert Pottery

Friday, August 10th 5:00 to 7:00pm

Bainbridge Island Blueberry Farm Open House at the Blueberry Farm
About the farm: BainbridgeBlueberry.com


Seattle Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival
Sept. 9, 2012, 11:am - 7:pm - Seattle Center

The fifth annual Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 11am-7pm at Seattle Center's Center House, Mural Amphitheater and Fisher Rooftop! This year's festival will feature two stages of entertainment, Hawaiian crafts and goods for sale, ono local Hawaiian food favorites and shave ice, Hawaiian lei making workshops, keiki activities and more!

Al will be playing with Ke Kai Malino at Noon in the Center House

Check it out: seattlelivealohafestival.com


Seattle Slack Key Festival 2012
Date still to be determined - Town Hall, Seattle

Keep an eye out for updates: seattleslackkeyfestival.com


Al Tringali - Past Performances

8/13/11 Saturday, 11:am -1:pm for this summer's Studio Tour
You can enjoy Al's playing at:
the Mesolini Glass Studio 13291 Madison Avenue NE.

9/11/11 12:45 Live Aloha at Seattle Center
This is the 4th year for this Hawaiian festival celebrating Hawaiian culture in the Pacific Northwest.


Al Tringali - Notable Past Performances

5/7/11 Saturday, 3:30pm for Mother's Day Celebration & Luau
This is a fundraiser for Halau Hula O Napapualani, Gloria Fujii's hula school. The event is from 11:am to 7:pm. Free admission if you bring a donation for a food pantry - see flyer

5/27/11 Friday, 8:30pm at NW Folklife Festival
Al plays performs with Ke Kai Malino on the Alki Court Stage.

5/28/11 Saturday, 4:30pm at NW Folklife Festival
Al plays with Da Oddah Guys at the Fisher Stage.

7/16/11 Saturday, 12:30pm at Aloha 'O Na Kupuna Festival
Al is back with Ke Kai Malino for this all day event at the Kennedy High School, Burien.
The festivities go on from 9:00am to 9:00pm featuring various Hawaiian music groups and hula schools, with food venters as well. All ages are invited. General admission is only $7.00 for the whole day, children under 10 and the elders (over 65) get in free.


About Al Tringali

When I play with friends I usually call us Ke Kai Malino. That is anywhere from 2-many players. Of course I sit in from time to time with other players in Western Washington who already have a group name too. I started playing around 1972 with my professional career starting in the 1980s. I played mostly for art gallery openings, parties and fund raisers. I took some lessons but for the most part I am self taught. I moved to Bainbridge in 2007. I often perform with Gregg Porter (bass) and Herb Kai ('ukulele). Gregg is usually found MC'ing the many Hawaiian music shows around town when artists from Hawai'i choose to play here. Herb is originally from the island of Hawai'i and settled in the area Puget Sound many years ago. He is a native Hawaiian who is active with the Suquamish tribe and has been instrumental in bringing Keola Beamer and Carlos Nakai to the area for concerts that helped the tribe's fundraising efforts. We collectively make an effort to preserve Hawaiian music and make an attempt to present it with an aura of respect and authenticity. It is my pleasure and honor to present the music of Hawai'i to any and all who appreciate it and enjoy the cultural aspect of the music.

Al Tringali's Facebook: Here

Other Events You May Enjoy
Seattle Ukulele Players Association Link Here
Hawaiian music calender Link Here
Always great fun at The Aloha Kitchen restaurant in Silverdale: Here