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

Next Mad Monk....
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The Mad Monk Cafe
Even after 41 years of marriage, Gerrie is still not tired of listening to deacon George sing and play! For the NEXT MAD MONK CAFÉ, on SEPTEMBER 7th, Gerrie has chosen the set list, comprising of her favorite tunes that George has performed over the years. Spanning many musical styles, this promises to be a real showcase for his expansive catalogue of songs.
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.
For up to date concerts list, see deacon George's official website:
http://www.deacongeorge.com/concerts.html



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.


Coming up on Sunday September 30th at 6:30pm, deacon George and his Sunday morning bandmates will be putting on an all music pre-Thanksgiving concert and sing-along upstairs at Madison Baptist Church. It’s a Spirit of Thankfulness Celebration featuring gospel songs, spirituals and hymns. As always at Madison, it’s all free of charge.