After 6 years and over 50 shows at The Monarch, we make the bittersweet announcement that our gig taking place Wednesday, 20th November 2019 will be our final Chalk Farm Folk ever! We are deeply grateful to have been at the helm of such successful events, witnessing so much quality music and making countless friends & collaborators in the process. Special thanks to our tried and true soundman, Laine, who has been with us since the beginning, as well and Jay and Dave who gave us the stage back in January 2014 and let us roll with it (free entry and all!).

You better believe we will be going out with bang, so round up your boytoys, your brothers, your wives and join us for this celebratory crescendo! We will be enjoying music from Malcom MacWatt, Blake Anthony Robson, Mahoney & The Moment, The Verklempt Brothers, and Ben Joseph & The Laylows .


Also, stay tuned for our next adventure. Chalk Farm Folk at The Monarch may be coming to a close, but like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a new night of music will be born in 2020….until then stay cool.

Next Event: Wednesday 18th September

A new Chalk Farm Folk is just around the corner…


Join your hosts, Mahoney & The Moment, Wednesday 18th September for a night of live tunes featuring Emmet O’Malley, House Above The Sun, James Perryman, and Steve Mahohey & The Milkshakes. Free entry doors from 7:30pm at The Monarch!



Chalk Farm ‘Country’ 24th July 2019

Next month, CFF, which embraces all off-shoots of the Americana scene, will be erring on sweet side of Country for a special event, Wednesday 24th July. With a killer line-up featuring Ags Connolly, Roisin McNeill, The Savannahs, Morganway, and an opening set from your hosts Mahoney & The Moment, this could just be your favourite free gig of the Summer! Pull up yer boots and join us at The Monarch.


Chalk Farm Folk 22nd May


Lets twist into Springtime already damnit! Wednesday 22nd May sends us 4 acts to help do just that. The Right Reverend Swifty LeZarre, Mahoney & The Moment, Horatio James, and Ben Joseph & The Lay-Lows will be comin’ at ya with doors from 7:30 live at The Monarch in camden. Free entry for all, but remember to pack your wallet with a little love for the tip jar…

Album Release All-Dayer! Sunday May 5th


Your favourite hosts of the Wednesday night Chalk Farm Folk events are bringing you an all-dayer album release party today in celebration of Steve Mahoney & The Milkshakes’ debut record ‘Cant Get Arrested!’

Tell your uncles, your secret lovers, and your co-workers to cancel any other plans as this party is not to be missed. From 2pm – 6:30pm at The Monarch we will have music from Dan Raza, The Rosellys, No Coward Soul, The Mill Island Band and of course Steve Mahoney & The Milkshakes…sexy sax riffs and all. This bill is oozing with talent people! £0 to get inside…the cost of a few pints to let you back out again 😉

For a little taste of what’s to come to come…xx

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4 Full Bands and Free Entry make the next CFF (Wednesday 27th March) a night not to be missed….


March ushers in a new event with 4 new Chalk Farm Folking full bands. Join us with free entry and doors from 7:30 for Ceri James & The Marvellous Knights, Maletta Jackson & The Reputations, James Perryman, and Ben Joseph & The Laylows

The Monarch awaits….

Mark your diaries for Spring & Summer dates: 22nd May & 24th July

Next Gig: 30th January 2019

Following the singularly classic end 2018 romp that was Christmas Farm Folk,


Chalk Farm Folk wakes up to a new year with a fresh new line up for your ears. Join us Wednesday 30th January to welcome a full bill of CFF first timers: Roisin O’Hagan, The Tupelos, Niall Moran & The Urban Mitts, and No Coward Soul . Free entry just like you like, and doors from 7:30!cffjan19new

Stay tuned for the next event 27th March 2019.

Thursday 18th October! (Yes – Thursday!)


This month, Chalk Farm Folk festivities will be taking place Thursday 18th October featuring old friends and fresh faces. Sets will be heard from hosts Mahoney & The Moment, Horatio James, Pelican Assembly, and Ben Joseph & The Lay-lows all for the low-low price of Free Entry. Do put some shekels and/or a contactless cards in your pockets for the tip jar as we will be making the rounds as usual in support of these talented cats! Get your babysitters ready, sneak out of the house, phone a friend, or come on your own and make a new one….you can do it! 

September 26th – Aaaand we’re back!


We’re on hiatus this August, but that doesn’t mean we’re not hard at work gearing up for some great new Autumn line ups. Join us at The Monarch for our Wednesday 26th September comeback featuring California transplant, Savannah Gardner, Tin Can Review’s James Hodder, Emperor’s of Rome and House Above The Sun for a kick ass night of live music. Free Entry and music from 8 x

Looking ahead…mark your calendars- the following Chalk Farm Folk will be on *Thursday* 18th October.

Sizzling Sets Approaching – 25th July!


Blow up your beach balls and join us 25th July for our mid-Summer Chalk Farm Folk party, featuring sets from Shannon Hynes, Paul Handyside, Mahoney & The Moment and The Blue Highways. Free entry means one and all are welcome at The Monarch so tell your mamma, tell your pa, and call all your friends and tell them life is all about live music! Stay cool x


Next Chalk Farm Folk: Wednesday 27th June


Hey Kidos!

Summer is here and so is another instalment of everyone’s favourite Camden music night. Chalk Farm Folk welcomes the sunny(-ish) season with 4 fabulous acts on 27th June featuring Jack Joseph and Alex Edwards of the ‘Jack Joseph Band‘, Mahoney & The Moment, Gabriella Romano & Her Magic Band AKA Pelican Assembly  and joining us for the first time, No Coward Soul who have recently released their debut album, The Almanac 

Get yourself down to The Monarch in Camden. It’s gonna be sexy.

Stay Tuned for details for 25th July.

Musicians Against Homeless: Chalk Farm Folk gets a ‘Royal Bedding’

Have you ever though about how much you love Chalk Farm Folk, but just wish it could be on a Saturday?? With not just 4 acts –but jam-packed with bands?? All held together with a pub quiz hosted by the one and only Steve Mahoney?? You’re very specifically in luck, friends!

In association with Musicians Against Homelessness join hosts ‘Mahoney & The Moment’ for ‘The Royal Bedding’, a full day (1pm-7pm) of folkrock, blues, country, comedy and more 19th May 2018 down at The Monarch in Camden.  Entry will be £5 with all proceeds going straight to the grass roots charity which has already raised over £100,000.00 to support the homeless. Co-founder Emma Rule said it best: “Musicians Against Homelessness was not set up to just shake buckets or play on sympathy, it was born of an idea to bring together thousands of musicians and music lovers to promote and support the cause through shared interests and talents.”

With performances by Ben Joseph & The Lay-Lows, Maletta Jackson & The Reputations, The Mill Island Band, Blake, Bernard Hoskin, Golden Spike, Mahoney & The Moment and more (!), you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal for 5 quid, while also doing a bit of good! x


Tonight! 25th April at The Monarch!

CFFAPR18FINALChalk Farm Folk is back tonight with a killer line up all making their CFF debut! Join us at The Monarch in Camden for Lec , Maletta Jackson & The Reputations, and The Glass Mountains with a little opener from hosts Mahoney & The Moment. Free Entry kids….you know what to do…

‘Annabelle Green’ – Full Band Release!

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Well the 28th of March is just a few short days away and that means another CFF is upon us! This month, hosts ‘Mahoney & The Moment’ will be getting the gang back together for a romping release of single ‘Annabelle Green’ in celebration of the 5-year anniversary of their sophomore album ‘Don’t Say No!’. Along with ‘Annabelle Green’, a previously unreleased track from the original ‘Don’t Say No!’ recordings, the “Brit-Pop meets Americana” album track list will be played live start to finish, full band – you may never see this again – so you don’t wanna miss it!!

Featuring on the bill will also be Silvi Vignola, The Luck, and Ben Joseph & The Lay Lows. It is gonna be a great night so put some change in your pocket, come down to The Monarch for a few pints and stay for the sweet, sweet music. x

Stay tuned for the 25th April…

February Farm Folk arrives…


Needing somewhere to warm your cockles and escape the…can you call this snow? Well, there’s no better place than The Monarch this Wednesday evening for a line up of 4 fabulous acts and free entry. Join us for Ryan McNulty, Mahoney & The Mahoney, Hope in High Water, and Carousel.

28th March is on deck! x

Merry New Year!


The first gig o’ the year is here! Join us tonight, Wednesday 24th January for cracking bill featuring Sam River, Bernard Hoskins, Mahoney & The Moment, and James McKean and The Blueberry Moon. Free entry for all from 7:30pm at the usual spot.

Stay tuned for Chalk Farm Folks of the future….28th February & 28th March…Something’s gotta get us through these impossibly grey months and it’s gonna be music man. x



Christmas Farm Folk! Tonight!


Thinkin’ it might be too early to get your mince pie on? Well think again! Chalk Farm Folk gets dressed in tinsel and lights tonight for the final gig of the year. Deck some halls with Mahoney & The Moment, The Savannahs, Alys & The D90’s and Blake all free – all night! Live at The Monarch from 8pm x

The Latest Waltz! 22nd November

It’s the night you’ve all been waiting for…since last November…celebrating the anniversary of the The Band’s epic ‘Last Waltz’ concert on Thanksgiving, 25th November 1976, Chalk Farm Folk will honour the greats in a full-evening spectacular tribute of covers, remembrances, and alternatives facts for how the night might have been.


Join us at The Monarch on Wednesday, 22nd November to sing along to your favourites…Entry is free and if it’s even half as special as last year it’ll look a little somethin’ like this:


CFF Returns Tonight – 25th Roctober!


After a month of rest and recovery, Chalk Farm Folk comes back with a bang tonight. In support of the latest album release for House of Above the Sun (you can check out an interview they did with Americana UK HERE) we have a fab line up on the books. Swing by for the sweet finger-picking sounds of Buck Puffin, the full band reunion of hosts Mahoney & The Moment, and the party that is Golden Manor Medicine Show before picking up your shiney new copy of House’s ‘Five Hours North’. Free entry all night long baby! x

Chalk Farm Folk ‘Phil Night’ 23rd August

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Chalk farm folk returns tomorrow night , 23rd August with an ace line up! Making his CFF debut, Philip Whitehead will be getting us going from 8pm, followed friend of the night Philip Murray Warson (accompanied by the fab Helen O’Hara on fiddle). Hosts Mahoney & The Moment will slip in a quick set of their classic romantic folk, Alex Lipinski will be treating us to some snacks from his latest album out this October, and finally the The Dirty Truth  will help us party until it’s overFree entry from 7:30, but get down to The Monarch early to snag a top seat and a frosty bev so you can wackle all you wanna…x

We will be off for the month of September so this is the night to get your fill! Forthcoming Chalk Farm Folk dates to pop in the calendar for 2017 are as follows:

25th October                                                                                                                                   22nd November                                                                                                                                   6th December

Chalk Farm Folk 26th July, a Midsummer Meltdown of Beautiful Music


Holy heatwave July! It’s time to chill out with a fresh night of folk, country, and rootys-blues from this internationally renown bill on 26th July! All the way from the Great State of Texas, singer-songwriter Rachel Laven will be swinging by The Monarch as part of her UK tour, alt-country 4 piece The Savannahs, (hot off their BBC One Pitch Battle appearance), will be channeling the sultry sounds of the Americana south, Emporers of Rome the Brit-Berlin duo will be bringing their dark “cocktail of country, folk, and rock n’ roll” and hosts Mahoney & The Moment  will be holding it all together, or letting it all fall apart…depending on the dispensation of beverages. Entry is free so do yourself a favour get down there from 7:30pm to get a seat…you’d be a whole lot cooler if you did.

The Savannahs Showstopper

“Ya Mo Be There!”

June is here with it’s heatwaves and heavy news cycle and we can’t think of anything better than to step in and take a break from it all with a frosty beverage and an evening of free tunes! That’s right, Chalk Farm Folk returns Wednesday, 28th June and as the great Michael Mac once said – “Ya mo be there!”.


Join us next week for a delightful bill featuring Bernard Hoskin, Alex Hedley, Mahoney & The Moment, and Ben Joseph , (who has recently reassembled his band over the in UK and is ready to bring the house down).  All live, all free entry, and all at the classic spot that is The Monarch.

Looking ahead, get your engines ready for Wednesday, 26th July when we will be joined by Rachel Laven travelling all the way from Texas (!) on her UK tour, The Savannahs will be their submitting their sultry rootsy harmonies, and the Emperors of Rome will be gracing us with their “dark cocktail of country, folk and rock’n’roll – somewhere between Spacemen 3 and Velvet Underground via Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen”. Not to be missed! xx

May There Be Music!

CFF 24.05.17

Hello Revelers! Time to join us for another kicking evening of music at The Monarch this Wednesday, 24th May from 8pm. Free Entry for everyone who supports live music! Daniel Ferguson, one half of London-based band, Young Causeway, will be opening the evening with a solo set of his new material which we can’t wait to check out. Following Dan will be hosts Mahoney & The Mahoney , before we round out the night with the magical Gabriella Romano Band. We will soon be putting up some great pictures from the last few events so stay tuned.

If you want to fill your Summer calendar with as much Chalk Farm Folk as you possibly can, look out for our events coming up on 28th June & 26th July! xx



That’s right… It’s time to plug in, turn it up loud and get ready for the long-awaited event that is Chalk Farm ‘Rock’ 26th April from 7:30pm live at The Monarch. For the first time in history (of this monthly Americana night), we will be featuring 4 full bands all ready to melt faces with an immersive folk-rock experience. We are so thrilled to have, International Love Corporation joining us for their Chalk Farm Folk debut. Returning killers include The Golden Manor Medicine Show and Blake and hosts Mahoney & The Moment will get to remember what it feels like to play to the beat of a drum. It’s gonna be fun, it’s gonna be free, and lets face it, Wednesday might as well be Friday anyway… see ya there! xx

…and your bird can sing!

Can you hear the chirping? Spring is in very nearly in the air and so is another installment of the highly anticipated monthly night that is Chalk Farm Folk on 22nd March live at the Monarch. The 4th Wednesday of the month never looked so good (I mean… try and tell us this poster isn’t epic?!). CFF 22.03.17

The line up will be featuring country-blues duo GaMaRaise, CFF hosts Mahoney & The Moment, House Above The Sun, and Robbie Ransom. Entry is free and so is our love… It’s gonna be cosmic.

Time to Folk Off February!


Hello Gals and Pals! February is here with another instalment of Chalk Farm Folk Wednesday the 22nd! Live at The Monarch, music will run from a razor sharp 8pm with free entry, 4 great acts and a special snack if you’re down straight at 8 with a preview of new country lady group The Savannahs! You would be remiss to miss this shiz!

The line up to follow will feature Chalk Farm Folk newcomers Sumner Anderson, your monthly hosts Mahoney & The Moment, returning heros James McKean & The Blueberry Moon, and the hot of the presses band formation that is Blake. Come down to show the middle of the week what for and stick around because it’s bloody worth the price of a pint or four. All your favourite people will be there we swear!

I’m With Chalk Farm Folk 2017!


What a spectacular start to the new year?!  A cartoon parody of a stale tangerine has become President, millions around the globe marched for equality and reasonable ideas, and now the suspense comes to a breaking point as Chalk Farm Folk finally returns to thrill Monarch audiences. In proud association with Independent Venue Week, we are bringing you an extra special night of music this week standing in solidarity with musicians all across the UK.  Come check out Blake play songs from his debut album, ‘The Monster’s Sleeping’ recently featured on BBC 6 Music and BBC introducing, experience the uniquely immersive folk stylings of loop-pedal flautist, Bird Radio , grab the stranger next to you for a dip and kiss for the romantic love songs and party favourites of ‘Mahoney & The Moment‘, and stomp your feet wailing “hell yes”  for the fiddle-fueled country riot that are‘The Rosellys’.   We couldn’t be prouder to be bringing you such a line up and for a cause so close to our hearts. Support independent venues and talented musicians! Get your tickets HERE .

The Last Waltz 2: The Sequel


It doesn’t get better than this! Seriously folks! This is the night you’ve all been waiting for. On the eve of the celebration where our American friends are giving thanks for all that makes life great and nearly 40 years to the day, we revisit one of the the most epic concerts of all musical time, The Band‘s legendary farewell: The Last Waltz.  Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Dr. John, Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Ringo Starr, and Mavis Staples are just some of the incredible performers you won’t be seeing tonight…but you will be seeing some hardworking local musicians who will be churning out their essence, taking names, and melting faces. Tonight, house act The Mill Island Band who will be backing hosts Mahoney & The Moment and closing out the night will be joined on the bill by The Gold Rush Band (who recently brought down the house at Before The Gold Rush‘s Neil Young Night), and Golden Manor Medicine Show. All your favourite songs will be on the table and tonight the sequel event may just blow the original out of the water…but you’ll have to see it yourself to find out!! Live at The Monarch in Camden – Free as a bird & kicking off from 8pm!

Folktoberfest – 26th Oct, 2016



Yo Folk and folkettes, it’s time for another instalment of the Americana night you’ve all grown to love. Chalk Farm Folk is back tomorrow at The Monarch, free as ever and full of fantastic music from 8pm. Whether you are celebrating Halloween early, Octoberfest late or just the fact that the week will be more than half over by the time you arrive – any reason is a good enough to enjoy some post-payday libations with your hosts Mahoney & The Moment. Kicking us off will be back to back sets from CFF newcomers Sam McKee and Melanie Crew, followed by returning duo Hope In High Water, and the face-melting party that is Golden Manor Medicine Show (see August’s post): A night not to be missed!!

Also, a shout out to our great acts from September! Ben Joseph, Lucas & King, and Ben Hemming Band – thanks so much for bringing us a lovely night full of sounds from the deep American south. A few snaps of the festivities are below…


Chalk Farm Folk Tomorrow – Thursday, August 18th

Golden Manor Medicine Show X

Well was our last event a corker or what??? We’d post some videos taken on the night but they might be blocked for pornography..suffice it to say it got kinky and if you missed it, you missed possibly one of the best CFFs of all time!! Thanks so much to all the musicians who played including Chris Brambley, Son of Kirk, and The Golden Manor Medicine Show (above) who blew the roof straight off and were fantastically good sports under the circumstances. Check out some pics we snagged of the action.

(In the pictures above, Top Left: Golden Manor Medicine Show, Top Right & Bottom Left: Son of Kirk, and Bottom Right: Chris Brambley).

Now to close out the Summer right and send off our final Thursday night (before we move over to Wednesdays in September)  come and show some love tomorrow to support Mahoney & The Moment‘s full bands set before welcoming The Mill Island Band to the stage. We say why not get your Bank Holiday dancin’ shoes on about 10 days too early! You know the drill, live at The Monarch and free entry you cool cats!