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

  • April 20 · 7:00 PM

    Melomania #54

    5 Melomaniacs

    That's great, it starts with an earthquake Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel ... For... Learn more
  • February 26 · 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
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What's new

  • New comment
    VariousArtists VariousArtists commented on Melomania #55
    3 days ago

    "Just joined the group. Is it ok with new folks dropping in or is it a fairly regular group that meets?"

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  • New Member
    VariousArtists VariousArtists joined
    3 days ago
    "Serious lifelong tunehead and all round music enthusiast, concert-goer and blogger. Genres and time frames that I listen to are pretty wide for me. Enjoy chatting with other musicfolks."
  • New RSVP
    Chrissy Chrissy RSVPed Yes for Melomania #55
    4 days ago
    Melomania #55
    Monday 7:00 PM
    5 going
  • New comment
    Al Al commented on Melomania #55
    May 21

    "I will probably only know at the very last minute whether or not I bring a mix, so I won't RSVP until that's­ confirmed. However, I intend to show up if only to say "hi"­ and maybe bring my usual "show and tell" crap. ;)"

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  • New Discussion

    "Of possible interest to Melomaniacs: Ottawa International Music Conference May 29-31/15 You can purchase tickets OR enter a draw to win some: http://franceca­nadacu...."

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  • New comment
    Ruth Ruth commented on Melomania #55
    May 12

    "Of possible interest to Melomaniacs­: Ottawa Internation­al Music Conference May 29-31/15 You can purchase tickets OR enter a draw to win some: http://fran­cecanadacul­­/performing­-arts-and-m­usic/events­/ottawa-int­ernational-­music-confe­rence-..."

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  • New Discussion
    Bruce D.

    "Melomania #54: Music for the Apocalypse 1. Opening Part I/Gavin Bryars 2. Titanic Lament/Gavin Bryars 3. Idioteque/Amand­a Palmer 4. London Calling/The Clash 5. Ashes to Ashes/Steve Earle 6. The Decline & Fall of the Clerkwell Kid/The Real Tuesday..."

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  • New Discussion

    "We are featured in "Meet the Meetups" by Bruce Deachman: http://ottawaci­tizen.... Check it out! :)"

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  • New comment
    Ruth Ruth commented on Melomania #54
    May 7

    "Thank, for the head's­ up, Ronen! Agreed - it's a great write up :>)"

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    Ronen Ronen commented on Melomania #54
    May 7


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