The Mad Monk Cafe gets its name from our location
(MADison and MONKland) and is a musical event staged approximately four times a year between April and November. Madison's own deacon George puts together a show with a story to tell: through songs, readings, slides and guest musicians, the life of a famous musician or a theme in the folk, gospel and blues traditions is explored.
Previous shows have been "Hellhound On My Trail" the life of Robert Johnson , "Josh White, the first Folk Blues Star "Cafe Society Blues" a recreation of the music of the Folk Boom in 1930s Manhattan among others. Shows are on Friday nights starting at 8:PM and are usually very well attended, so we advise getting there around 7:30. Admission and refreshments are free - you'll be our guest. If you'd like to get an idea of what the music is like, you can look up deacon George on youtube.
For more about deacon George, please see his official website http://deacongeorge.com
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The Mad Monk Cafe
Coming up FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30th, we close out the Mad Monk Café season the way we started - with Chris Thomas and deacon George performing Cabaret style blues and more, but in keeping with the upcoming holidays. You’ll hear blues and spirituals for Christmas featuring the smooth and sultry song stylings of Chris Thomas. If you were at the April Mad Monk show, you know what you’re in for.
As we have done the last few years for the holiday concert, ***PLEASE BRING A FAVORITE DESSERT TO SHARE***. (Kindly omit nuts from any foods brought in, thanks.)
We will have a green box for NDG Food Depot, if you wish to donate to their food bank.
Doors open at 7:00pm. As always admission and refreshments are free of charge. Mad Monk Café is on the corner of MADison and MONKland in NDG, H4B 1G8.
December 16th at 7:00pm
Get ready for some serious fun for the Christmas season as we present our 3rd Musical Celebration of the year. These are high energy musical events hosted by deacon George aimed at getting everyone singing in the spirit of Christmas upstairs at Madison Baptist Church, the home of the Mad Monk. Of course admission and refreshments are free. We will have a green box for NDG Food Depot, if you wish to donate to their food bank.