Melomania: A singular passion for music that is beyond all reason. From the French melomanie, from the Latin melos, song + -mania, frenzy.


Melomania is both a creative outlet and a way to share one's obsessive love of recorded music with other melomaniacs!

Once every 4 weeks, group members will meet to exchange mix CDs (that they'll have made especially for the occasion) and to chat about music with other members. The location will always be affordable, or will have options for low-income members.

We also maintain a pretty extensive Message Board to discuss all things music-related and we will hold other events/activites depending on member interest.

So if you love music, love talking about music AND looove making mix tapes (and are able to burn your mixes to CD), then this group's for you!

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Welcome, music fanatics!!!

Recent Meetups

  • 5 days ago · 7:30 PM

    Melomania #53

    5 Melomaniacs | 5.00

    Greetings fellow melomaniacs. As you may well know, Sunday March 8th is International Women's Day. Let us use this theme as a jumping off point for Melomania #53.... Learn more
  • January 21 · 7:00 PM

    Melomania #52

    8 Melomaniacs | 5.00

    No doubt about it - Winter has officially arrived in Ottawa! On the bright side, maybe this season gives us the time and space to listen to music even more deeply...?... Learn more
  • December 21, 2014 · 12:30 PM

    A Christmas Story

    6 Melomaniacs

    A Christmas Story Must-See Cinema! For the kid in all of us, a movie that never gets old! Both heartwarming and hilarious, this is based on humourist Jean Shepherd’s... Learn more
  • November 25, 2014 · 6:30 PM

    Offbeat #15

    7 Melomaniacs | 5.00

    Synopsis Andrew Neiman is a 19-year-old jazz drummer, dreaming of greatness but unsure if his dream will ever come true. Haunted by the failed writing career of his... Learn more
  • November 19, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Melomania #51

    8 Melomaniacs | 5.00

    Halloween has come and gone.The spooks of ghosts and goblins and other ghastly things slinking back into the shadowy darkness. Love or Loath.  What, Melomaniac, does the... Learn more
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What's new

  • New RSVP
    Jen S. Jen S. RSVPed Yes for Melomania #54
    4h ago
    Jen S.
    Melomania #54
    Monday 7:00 PM
    2 going
  • New RSVP
    Ronen Ronen RSVPed Yes for Melomania #54
    4h ago
    Ronen
    Melomania #54
    Monday 7:00 PM
    2 going
  • New Discussion Reply
    Marshall Marshall replied to Marshall's Mixes
    3 days ago
    Marshall

    "01 - 20 Anos Blue (Elis Regina 1972) 02 - La Niña De Fuego (Buika - Niña De Fuego 2008) 03 - I Know You Know (Esperanza Spalding - Esperanza 2008) 04 - A Volta (Eliane Elias - Kissed By Nature 2002) 05 - Lil B's Poem (Nnenna Freelon - Listen 1994) 06..."

  • New Discussion Reply
    Al Al replied to Al's Melomania Mix CDs (latest of 2)
    4 days ago
    Al

    "Melomania #53 Last month, when the subject of a theme for Melomania 53 came up, the first thing that was on my mind was International Women's Day; I had been lining up a few interesting documentaries about $#!t-kicking female musicians for [ur..."

  • New comment
    Al Al commented on Melomania #53
    5 days ago
    Al

    "Very challenging­ but no doubt also very satisfying,­ ultimately.­ I look forward to the mixes. And there were deep discussions­ to boot!"

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  • New comment
    Al Al commented on Melomania #53
    5 days ago
    Al

    "You know what...? Tonight was a challenging­ theme for a few people, and for different reasons, and I really want to commend everyone for pushing through it, for exploring it in ways they probably wouldn'­t have typically..­.."

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  • New Discussion Reply
    Ruth Ruth replied to Ruth's Track Mix
    5 days ago
    Ruth

    "Melomania #53 February 26, 2015 International Women's Day 1. Rachelle van Zanten - I Fight For Life 2. Sade – Pearls 3. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love 4. Coral Egan – Sacrifice 5. Mae Moore – Red Clay Hills 6...."

  • New Discussion Reply
    Jen S. Jen S. replied to Jen Staszewski's mixes
    6 days ago
    Jen S.

    "#53 - International Women's Day 1- Julie Doiron - all their broken hearts 2- Regina Spektor - Lady 3- Best Coast - wish he was you 4- Nnico - These days 5- Fiona Apple - Not about love 6- Nina Simone - ain't got no, I got life 7- The raincoats - lol..."

  • New comment
    Al Al commented on Melomania #53
    6 days ago
    Al

    "Not sure you are going to like what's­ on it, but I'm really digging my mix. Can't wait to share it. :)"

    Read more…

  • New comment
    Jen S. Jen S. commented on Melomania #53
    6 days ago
    Jen S.

    "Hi gang, a reservation­ has been made under our group name (Melomania)­ for 7pm at the Daily Grind on Somerset. I know we are only meeting at 7:30, but just in case anyone shows up early...."

    Read more…

 

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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