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Local Store - Shows pride of ownership

Stumbled in here many times and each time the same pleasant staff are here. Always ready to help... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
St. John's, Canada
via mobile
Committed to serve customers, community and music

These guys are honest about what they offer and sell. They know their business and apparently enjoy... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Halifax, Canada
via mobile
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Jun 4, 2017
“Just a music shop...not the O'Brien's of old.”
Mar 29, 2017
“Local Store - Shows pride of ownership”
Newfoundland's traditional music store since 1939. Large selection of Newfoundland CDs and DVDs. Also musical instruments, including harmonicas, accordions, bodhrans, guitars, mandolins, ukes and of course made-in-Newfoundland shakers and ugly...more
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278 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B7, Canada
+1 709-753-8135
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip home to Newfoundland I spent a couple days touring around St. John's. One of the stops I wanted to make was O'Brien's. Yes there is local music to buy and instruments to peruse, however what stood out to me was the...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Stumbled in here many times and each time the same pleasant staff are here. Always ready to help and with great knowledge. Avoid the box stores and the online shops. This is real and by far the best way to choose an instrument. I am...More

1  Thank MENBBB
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

These guys are honest about what they offer and sell. They know their business and apparently enjoy what they are doing. There are a few jewels among what they sell, however not the variety that you see in big chains. If I didn't come to...More

2  Thank screen66
Reviewed 23 May 2016

While visiting my wife's sister and brother in St John's , we went to O'Brien's Music. Dave showed lots of knowledge and interest in his inventory. Went back to a local pub for a jam and had a great time picking and grinning. Before I...More

1  Thank Oso M
Reviewed 14 May 2016

If you are a tourist, a visitor, or just a local looking for Nfld/Irish music...or need to purchase a musical instrument.... Then head right down to O'Brien's Music store on 278 Water Street....and you will find everything you need! These guys are so very friendly...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

O'Brien''s is one of the oldest stores on the oldest street in North America. I love this place. You can get what ever you need for a good kitchen party from guitars, according, banjos to spoons! Defiantly a local favourite spot.

Thank Vicola78
Reviewed 23 April 2016

These guys really know their stuff! I wanted to buy a mandolin and they took the time to walk through all the options with me and gave me excellent pointers. I'll be back again soon!

Thank RenaldoBlack
Reviewed 20 April 2016

My girlfriend ordered a Wegen pick for me on my birthday, and they sent it along and even took the time to write me a Happy Birthday message in the package they sent along! That's great service!

Thank billallan03
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I have shopped at O'Brien's several times and always had a good experience. They are very friendly and have excellent knowledge on their instruments and everything that they sell and even service what they sell. I would highly recommend the store for any visitor or...More

Thank _fibrobrown
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I went down to O'Brien's Music on Christmas eve to grab a last minute gift. These guys kept their doors open late for me. They really know their stuff about the instruments, but that's nothing compared to how nice they are as people. It's my...More

1  Thank OceanBoy709
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