Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra from the New Forrest



The Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra
Latest update: June 13, 2016

Gigs you've missed in 2011

Sat 31st, December
Milford, Surrey

Private function for Maisie's 80th Birthday, afternoon gig
Invitation only

Wed 21st, December
Park View Court, Bournemouth

Christmas party sing-a-long
Private function, by invitation only

Sat 29th October
New Milton Round Table,
Fawcett's Field, Christchurch Road, New Milton, Hants. BH25 6QB

A moosical bash before the bonfire.......
The Plonkers are playing on the back of a dung cart, and golly is hoping they've emptied it..............

Friday 28th, October

Pennington, Hants

Birthday Party
Private function by invitation only

Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd October
Blue Ball Inn, Triscombe, TA4 3HE Taunton.
The Plonkers will be topping the bill at Triscombefest.
Held deep in the Quantock hills, Triscombe's first celebration of real ale will feature a dozen or so brews from Somerset and Devon, local cider and... pies! Drink, eat and be merry - 21st-23rd October, and its all Plonkerised
For more details please log on to:

Thorney Hill community centre Fri 21st October
Thorney Hill community centre.
Burley Road,
Thorney Hill,
BH23 8DR
The Plonkers are playing live in the evening, more details soon

Sat 15th and Sun 16th October
Steam Pressing Weekend at:
New Forest Cider, Littlemead, Pound Lane,  Burley, in the New Forest

Barry Topp has invited back Golly and the gang to play at his steam cider press open days. Demonstrations during this 2 day event include a steam driven cider press, hurdle makers, wood turning and its all going be Plonkerised, as Golly and The Plonkers will appearing live (providing they don't have too much cider)

Wayside Cheer Hotel

Grandes Rocques, Castel, Guernsey, GY5 7FXFriday 30th September
Wayside Cheer Hotel
Grandes Rocques, Castel, Guernsey, GY5 7FX

The Plonkers are on their grand tour of the Channel Islands,
and now, thanks to Ken the landlord of The Wayside Cheer Hotel,
they are making the first of what is hoped to be many visits to Grandes Rocques
More details at:
Wayside Cheer Hotel

Janet and Golly just Plonkerised Sark, and now thanks to Ken it's Guernsey's turn!.

Grand Greve Bay, Sark

Special guests The Plonkers.

23rd Sep until 29th Sep, on the island of Sark
Golly and Janet will be giving Sark a knees up
Janette's second visit to the island with her Squeezebox
Golly on Banjo, Guitar, Jews harp
and his Gazoopa,
an ancient New Forest instrument originally played by Brusher Miles, the famous New Forest snake catcher

Janet and Golly are in Sark all week, taking along their musical instruments, and they will be playing wherever they can.
Sark has been Plonkerised before, and the whole island are eagerly awaiting this return visit.

Lifton Farm Shop Tuesday 20th September
Strawberry Fields Farm Shop, Lifton, Devon
A charity event in aid of a local children's Hospice, Tickets on sale now
12 for a bangers and mash supper, Devonshire cream and cider and it's all Plonkerized!
Please come along wearing your 'workaday' hat!
For more details please log on to:

Friday 16th Sept until Sunday 18th
The World Sheep Dog Trials, Food & Country Festival
Food and Country Fair, The Lowther Estate, Penrith
The picturesque Lowther Estates in Cumbria, is home to The 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials. Food and Country Fair
The Plonkers will be bringing a touch of the New Forest to Cumbria with their blend of Scrumpy and Western music and culture.
Fri 16th Sep, The Plonkers are performing in the day and evening,
Sat 17th and Sun 18th The Plonkers are performing in the daytime. 
The picturesque Lowther Estates in Cumbria, England, is home to the 2011 World Sheep Dog Trials. Lowther Park is the largest outdoor events venue in the Lake District and in 2009 it played host to the International Sheep Dog Trials. To be held, September 15-18 2011, the World Trial will feature 240 dogs and handlers from 23 nations.
On of eve of the World Trials on Wednesday, September 14, there will be a parade through the streets of Penrith. It will be headed by the Penrith Town Band, which will be followed by a horse-drawn carriage driven by 19-times world carriage-driving champion George Bowman and carrying the Earl and Countess of Lonsdale. They will be followed by all the competing dogs and their handlers, who will be carrying their national flags. Many will also be dressed in national costume. Afterwards, they will all return to the trials site at Thrimby for a hog roast and live entertainment.

Thursday 1st Sept until Sunday 4th
The Great Dorset Steam Fair

We're back again, you can see The Plonkers live in the New Outdoor Main Concert Stage Area,
12pm until 2pm lunchtime, and various times until Sunday

The Amberwood.

Sunday, 28th, August
The Amberwood.

154, Ringwood Road, Walkford, Christchurch, RH23 5RQ
Jill and John have invited Golly and gang back for another bank holiday bash
Music starts from 8.30 till late, more details at:

The Trigger Pond Beer and Cider Festival

Saturday 27th Aug
The Trigger Pond Beer and Cider Festival
The Plonkers are rushing off to another festival at:
The Trigger Pond, Bicester Road, Bucknell, Oxfordshire, OX27 7NE.
The Plonkers will be appearing live in the Main Tent at 8pm.
11 other bands will be playing live, mostly in the acoustic tent.

Full details of the bands, a list of the real ales and cider can found at:
Web site:

The White Horse Pub

Saturday 27th Aug
The White Horse Pub
Ringwood Road, Netley Marsh, Hampshire SO40 7GX

Duncan the landlord has invited The Plonkers to play at his Beer and Cider festival
The festival runs from Sat until Monday.

The Plonkers are playing live on Saturday afternoon.
More details at
2008 DVD

20th, 21st, August
The 38th Yesterday's Farming Show
"A Gateway Back to the Past" 
GILCOMBE FARM, near BRUTON, North Somerset, BA10 0QE
And it's all being filmed by Julian our part time Plonker from Video-Trax
The Plonkers are now playing live on and off on both days.
Special features TBA, Featured tractor special TBA
Heavy Horses Traditional Hay Making, Field Gun Dog Display
200 Working Classic/Vintage Tractors, Horticultural Ploughing Machinery
Arts and Crafts, Dairy Bygones, Stationary Engines & Live Steam. 
Licensed Bar Food available by the Gremlins Carnival Club Winners of the Bridgwater Carnival for the past 7 years,
Commercial Vehicles & Live Stock Rare Breeds, Village Green
All the fun at a Great Country Show at GILCOMBE FARM near BRUTON
Organised by The South Somerset Agricultural Preservation Club, opens 9am each day
Web site: Yesterday's Farming Show

Tue 16th, August
Colbury House
Colbury House, Calmore
A private function
The Plonkers are live from 3pm

Sat 13th and Sun 14th Aug, Christchurch Quay.
The Plonkers are playing live later in the day at the 2011 Christchurch Carnival
A full and exciting Carnival that will leave Stanpit at approximately 3pm on Saturday 13th and finish on the Quay at approximately 5pm. Various stalls, a variety of food and drink catering on the Quay, local bands (The Plonkers) and entertainment and of course with Coles Funfair!
A Grand Fireworks Display also takes place on Saturday 13th August

13th, August
The New Milton Community Festival
The High Street, New Milton, Hampshire.

The Plonkers are on stage at 2pm

5th, 6th, and 7th August
Torbay Steam Fair.
Stand by Torbay, The Plonkers are going to Plonkerise Devon!
Playing live Saturday and Sunday daytime only

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July
The Shugborough Country Show
Shugborough Estate, Milford, Stafford, ST17 0XB
Open: 10.00am - 5pm

The Plonkers are playing live on both days

A wonderful event for all the family Knights of the Damned Jousting tournament, The uniquely brilliant Sheep Show Siberian Huskies and other Working Dogs well as many other traditional rural demonstrations. Marquees with arts, crafts, lifestyle and food stands The Events Show Kitchen cookery demos and Wine tasting's too. Traditional Punch & Judy Show bouncy castles, fairground (charges apply) and a Small Animal Farm to keep your little ones engaged while you sit back enjoying a well earned cuppa or perhaps something a little more bracing!

Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th July
Netley Marsh Steam Fair,
at Meadowmead Farm, Netley Marsh, Hampshire
The gates open at 9am each day
the arena starts at 12 noon on Friday and 10am on Saturday and Sunday.
The Plonkers will be playing live on both days
More information can be found on their website at:

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July
Countryside on Show Open Weekend
Out of Town Centre, Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7YG
The Countryside on Show, 10.00am 4.00pm, The Plonkers are live from 12 noon each day
Activities for the whole family. This event is organised jointly with the New Forest Vintage Tractor & Engine Club
Entrance: 5.00 per adult, 3.00 per child, Friends of the Trust 4.50/2.50 (with membership card).
No need to book. Just turn up. Free car parking as directed opposite Out of Town Centre

Saturday 9th July
The New Forest
Saturday evening, Private function 
The Plonkers are off to the woods for another private function
Winnie and Derek have asked Golly and the band to a 'do' in aid of the air ambulance.

Saturday 9th July
The New Forest
Saturday Midday, Private function
For Ivon's Dad 'Jim' on his 90th birthday party

The Rover P5 Club Hampshire Region

Sunday 26th, June
Rockingham Arms
Canada Road, West Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6DE

The Rover P5 Club Hampshire Region are running a classic car run with a BBQ, starting from the Master Builder pub, West End, Southampton SO30 3AH, at 10am.
A 30 mile road run will take them to the Rockingham Arms pub, where Golly and the band will be waiting to play for them.

The Rover P5 club will be raising money for The Teenage Cancer Trust.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June at Canford Park Arena, 
The Bournemouth & Poole Preservation Club Steam & Vehicle Rally
Canford Park Arena, Magna Road A341, Poole. BH21 3AP.
The Plonkers appearing live daytime on both days
The Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra and The Bournemouth & Poole Preservation Club

Sunday 12th, June
Bowood Charity Dog Show and Summer Fair
Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ
The 6th Bowood Charity Dog Show and Summer Fair will be open from 10am to 5pm.
This will be the 6th Bowood Charity Dog Show and Summer Fair, started by the Marchioness of Lansdowne to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and other local charities. This year The Plonkers are playing live from lunchtime onwards
Bowood is one of Wiltshire's finest Parks; steeped in history this magical place has something for everyone.

Saturday 11th, June
West Dorset Vintage Tractor & Stationary Engine Club Rally
West Bay, Bridport, Dorset (9:00am - 5:00pm)
34th Anniversary (1976)
Held at the Britt Valley Camping Ground.
Displays include vintage vehicle parades, ring displays, steam engines, market stalls and more. Bar and refreshments available.
The rally has been held at West Bay since 1996.

Friday 10th, June
The New Forest Inn, Emery Down

Golden Wedding Anniversary
The Plonkers are going to make this a 50th party that they will never forget!
Private function, 7pm start

Saturday and Sunday,  4th & 5th, June
The Beaulieu Steam Revival Show.

A Great Day Out For All The Family - Relive The Magical Age Of Steam!

The Beaulieu Steam Revival Show prides itself on providing an authentic and quality steam experience for enthusiasts and families alike including moving transport and period costume.

The event offers the opportunity to see a wide range of steam driven demonstrations and a wide range of makes and engine models all at the one show!

The Plonkers are playing live lunchtime onwards on both days

The Amberwood.

Sunday, 29th, May
The Amberwood.

154, Ringwood Road, Walkford, Christchurch, RH23 5RQ
Jill and John have invited Golly and gang back.
Music starts from 8.30 till late, more details at:

Thursday 26th, May
Royal British Legion

Pokesdown and Southbourne
Ex-Servicemen's club, Bournemouth, Dorset.

A Thursday evening gig in aid of cheering up the miserable!

Sat 21st May
Lymington Gaffers & Classics Regatta
Cork's Crew, featuring Janet and Golly' from 'The Plonkers'
and Gillian Tolliday on Violin, 3-7pm ish
The Royal Lymington Yacht Club 
Bath Road , Lymington,
Hampshire , SO41 3SE
The Gaffers & Classics weekend plans to be a successful weekend of good food, good friends and a few drinkers with a sailing problem.

Sparsholt College Countryside Day

Saturday, 14th May 2011 9.30am 4.30pm
Sparsholt College Countryside Day
The famous Sparsholt College is open to the public, plus in their village fete area The Plonkers are playing live from 11 to 3 pm
Sparsholt College, Winchester, SO21 2NF
(free parking)
Tel: 01962 797395

The Maypole Fair

Monday 2nd May 2011
The Maypole Fair,
Normandy Village Green,
Normandy, Guildford, Surrey.

Janet and Golly from the Plonkers
Monday afternoon various times

Impromptu performance, a bit of this and a bit of watch out Surrey!

Saturday 23rd April
The Oak Inn
Martins Hill Lane, Burton, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7NW
It's a Surprise, its also Easter Saturday and it's St.George's Day too.
We can't say anymore or we will spoil the surprise!
We can tell you that it's nothing to do with Easter or St George!

The South Lawn Hotel

Saturday 9th April
The South Lawn Hotel
Milford-On-Sea, Hants.

A fund raising gig for children with special needs,
Appearing live are: Benny England on guitar, Coke Can Jack, The Plonkers, Co Co Loco,
and a special solo appearance of Gary Leport on guitar.
7 till 11.30pm, tickets 15 from Fast Travel in New Milton, Tel: 01425 616927

Queens Theatre

Friday 18 February, 2011
Queen's Theatre
Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Havering, London
RM11 1QT
Box Office 01708 443333


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Last revised: June 13, 2016

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