Matchetts Music is proud to be one of the few remaining independent, family-run businesses in Belfast city centre, celebrating its 80th year in 2016. We sell everything from guitars to drums, violins, trumpets, banjos, cajons, pianos, keyboards and much much more.
The original music store was established by Mr Stanley Matchett in 1936 at 44 Wellington Place. During the 1970s, the building was bombed at the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland. Matchetts moved closer to the City Hall on the same street, where the Classical Shop still stands.
Matchetts Musical Instruments was then purchased in 1979 by Derek and Ann Crowther who, along with son Neil and daughter Tamara, remain company directors and owners. There are currently three Matchetts Music stores in Belfast, all centrally located and within walking distance of each other.
The three stores specialise in -
Classical Shop (6 Wellington Place, Belfast)
- Orchestral instruments
- Traditional instruments
- Sheet music
Rock Shop (38 Wellington Place, Belfast)
- Pro audio
Piano Shop (Bedford House, Bedford Street, Belfast)
- Digital pianos
- Acoustic pianos
All Store Opening Hours : Mon - Sat 9 - 5.30pm