O'Brien's Music Inc

278 Water St, St. John's, NL A1C 1B7

O'Brien's Music Inc, is a locally owned and operated musical instrument shop in downtown St. John's, established 1939. We offer a wide range of musical instruments, repairs, lessons, music sales, and professional music advice. Stop by today, or give us a call! In 1939 Roy O’Brien opened the doors of O’Brien’s Music at 278 Water Street in downtown St. John’s. Newfoundland was still its own country, Roy and his wife Nellie waved their national pride high, becoming one of the first retailers of Newfoundland and Irish music. The store quickly became the biggest seller of accordions in Canada when Newfoundland joined confederation. Roy and Nellie raised six children in their home upstairs from the store, which had become a magnet for music-lovers. In the ’70s two of their sons, Roy and Gord O’Brien, started working in the store and eventually took it over. Roy left in the 2000’s to pursue another career and the shop continued on with Gord and his children.

O'Brien's Music Inc - 278 Water St, St. John's, NL

We are primarily a musical instruments store. We sell traditional musical instrumentsand have recently expanded to selling vintage guitars and amps, second hand instruments and more. Call today!

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm


  • Instrument Sales
  • Instrument Repairs
  • Instrument Lessons
  • Music Sales
  • Friendly & Professional Service

Products and Services

  • Classic Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Guitar Repair
  • Guitar String
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin
  • Percussion
  • Accordion
  • Harmonica
  • Bass
  • Amplifier
  • Bouzoukis
  • Instrument Rentals
  • Instrument Repair
  • Instrument Lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Newfoundland Music
  • Local Artists

Methods of Payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Cash
  • Interac

Getting There

278 Water St, Old Down Town St. John's.
The Oldest Store On The Oldest Street
In The Oldest City In Canada.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Brands Carried

  • Many Types And Styles

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