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
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Next Mad Monk Café takes place  on  Friday SEPTEMBER 20th at 7:30pm. Deacon George and Phil Peters will present “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry”, songs about, you guessed it... Trains - and yes, we’ll do the title song.  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:

On Sunday OCTOBER 6th at 6:30pm, join us for another in our series of Praise Night Concerts. Deacon George and his newest Sunday morning bandmates will be putting on an all music concert upstairs at Madison Baptist Church, featuring the songs of the legendary Pops Staples. Of course, the concert and refreshments are free of charge.