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O'Brien's Music Inc.

278 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B7, Canada
+1 709-753-8135
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Just a music shop...not the O'Brien's of old.

On a recent trip home to Newfoundland I spent a couple days touring around St. John's. One of the... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2017
Landedinalberta L
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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 March 29, 2017
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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 sticks. Friendly, laid-back, helpful staff. Find out what's happening on the St. John's music scene.
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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”
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278 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B7, Canada
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Reviewed June 4, 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 March 29, 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

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Reviewed September 26, 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

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Reviewed May 23, 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

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Reviewed May 14, 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
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Reviewed April 26, 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.

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Reviewed April 23, 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!

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Reviewed April 20, 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!

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Reviewed April 19, 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

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Reviewed April 15, 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

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