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The Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra Gig Guide 2015
Latest update: July 27, 2016


All The Plonkers live 2015 appearances will be listed here:

The Gig list is always being updated
Provisional gigs are being added as soon as confirmation is in.
Make sure you bookmark our site and check every week.
Many of The Plonkers gigs are only arranged with as little as a weeks notice


Thursday 17th Dec is a private booking for senior folks in Lymington


Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd December 2014
Bournemouth Town Centre

Golly and Plonkette Gillybaby could well be spotted busking
amongst the Christmas shoppers
right in the centre of Bournemouth


The Wheel Inn, Pennington

Wednesday 31st Dec 2014
All welcome, at The Wheel Inn'
,
Pennington (on the edge of Lymington), Hants
.

The Plonkers are playing live from 8 till after Midnight
All Plonker fans are very welcome
Bring in the New Year in style at The Wheel Inn.
A night not to be missed.........


Saturday 7th March 2015, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

The Locomotive Engineers Club
18 Station Hill, Eastleigh,
Hampshire, SO50 9FJ

From Friday 5th March until Sunday 8th March, the Loco Engineers Club are holding a beer festival.
And on Saturday evening The Plonkers will be steaming in to play from 8.30.
They are likely to hit the buffers at 11.30

The club is just 2 minutes walk from Eastleigh train station

Click this link to view their Beer Festival Flyer.


Saturday 28th, March 2015, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

The Walkford Hotel, Walkford Road, Walkford, near Christchurch, BH23 5QF
Rob the landlord has welcomed The Plonkers back by popular demand
The Plonkers are playing live Saturday evening from 8.30 onwards
or, if you want to get there early, (to buy The Plonkers a drink), 8pm

Sunday 29th, March 2015, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

The Sammy Miller Museum
Bashley Cross Roads, New Milton,
Hampshire, BH25 5SZ

The official opening of their new front extension!
Helping Sammy out will be, Murry Walker, John Surtees and The Plonkers
The Official opening takes place at 11.30 am, so be early!

Sun 5th and Mon 6th April 2015, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

Lee Valley Easter Country Fair
Lee Valley Country Park, EN9 1AB
The Plonkers
are playing live on both days, Open: 10.00am - 5pm

The Plonkers first visit to this lovely Showground situated within the River Lee Country Park. All day entertainment will include Birds of Prey Flying Displays, The Goat Show including bottle feeding lambs & kids, Terrier Racing, Equestrian Acrobatics, Motorcycle Stunt Riding, Children's' Entertainment, Medieval Village & Fighting Knights with Swords of Chivalry, plus Arts, Crafts & Gift Marquees and outside Trade Stands. Fully catered and a licensed bar.

The Showground at River Lee Country Park is situated just outside of the M25 and located next to the 2012 Olympic canoe slalom venue; the Country Park itself gives access to a unique patchwork of lakes, waterways and green open spaces and stretches either side of the River Lee between Waltham Abbey and Broxbourne stretching to 10,000 acres
Admission on the gate: £7.50, concessions £6, children age 5-16 £ 3, Family Ticket: £,19 (2 adults and 2 children) Children under 5 - absolutely FREE - and - FREE PARKING

Sunday 19th April 2015, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

The Queen's Head
The Cross, Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 4AB
The Plonkers are playing live from 12 noon at their Horse and Carriage Run 

The Queen’s Head dates back to 1685 and was originally a blacksmiths.
The pub still retains many of its original features from 100 years ago and keeps a strong connection to horses.
In fact wild horses and ponies roam freely near the inn even today.

Directions:
Half way between the A31 & the A35 the inn can be found on a road that links the two in the small village of Burley in the heart of the New Forest.


Friday 1st May 2015, Golly will be appearing at:

The House Martin, Pub Restaurant
Christchurch Road,
Barton-On-Sea
New Milton,
Hampshire
BH25 6QF

Golly will be making a guest appearance on Friday evening


Sat 2nd May 2015
The Downton Cuckoo Fair.
The Cuckoo Fair, Downton, Salisbury, WILTS

The Cuckoo Fair is held on the village greens in the picturesque village of Downton situated six miles south of Salisbury on the edge of the New Forest.
The Plonkers will be appearing in the parade and later playing live 'on the green'

Website: http://www.cuckoofair.co.uk


Sunday 3rd May 2015, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

The Waterside Sports and Social Club
Beer and Cider Festival
179-181 Long Lane, Holbury
Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 2PA

The Waterside Sports and Social Club Fun Day this year will be packed full of entertainment including live music and games for everyone!
The Plonkers are playing live from 6pm

Open to everyone, it will be a fantastic family day out!
The Cider festival starts at 12 midday, so you've got over 10 and a half hours of fun
Music will be playing late into the night - so stay for some great local entertainment!


Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015
The Tatton Park Country Show

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

The Plonkers are playing live on both days, Open: 10.00am - 5pm

Set in the beautiful parkland of Tatton Park, this family Country Show will have something for everyone from the Knights of the Damned Jousting Team, through to Birds of Prey flying displays, Terrier Racing, traditional Punch & Judy, John Cavana Working Dogs, have-a-go Dog Scurry plus skilled craftsmen demonstrations, arts crafts & gifts marquees, fully catered and with a licensed bar.

Also on Sunday at this event the Companion Dog Show - bring along a canine friend and have a go! (And all proceeds from entries will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care).
Admission: £7.50, concessions £6, Children age 5-16 £3, Family Ticket: £19 (2 adults and 2 children)
Children under 5 - absolutely FREE - Usual Tatton Park Car Parking Charges Apply

Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May 2015
Festival Of Country Life
Lamport Hall Preservation Trust Limited
Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD
The Plonkers are playing live on both days, Open: 10.00am - 5pm
A fantastic day out for all the family - something for everyone!
Craft stalls – Antiques stalls – Food Hall – Refreshments – Entertainment - Displays
Website: www.lamporthall.co.uk
The Edwardian Stable Block will house more than 50 craft and antiques stalls, plus a dedicated Food Hall.
Enjoy a cream tea in the Stable yard!
In the glorious parkland surrounding the Hall you can enjoy numerous exhibits and displays, from falconry and owls to working horses and hounds.
Visit the Museum of Rural Life and learn how our food was harvested in the old days.
A chance to see vintage tractors and steam engines in action.
See how traditional rural crafts like basket making and spoon making are being kept alive.
NANNA will be attending and organising a Fun Dog Show on both days. All entrants welcome!
Dogs are welcome on leads. Disabled toilets are available at the house and also on the main rally field. Disabled parking available. Please note that although the event is held mostly on one level, the majority of the event is based in the main rally field which is grass. There are some gravelled paths.

Cambridge Town & Country Show

Sat 13th & Sun 14th June 2015
Cambridge Town & Country Show
Parker's Piece, Gonville Place, Cambridge, CB1 1JF
Saturday and Sunday, Open: 10.00am - 6pm - The Plonkers are playing live on both days
This show takes place right in the heart of historic Cambridge,
celebrating all that is great about the Country and right in the middle of Town.

Parker’s Piece is once again the setting for arguably what is Cambridge’s largest free to enter family event attracting crowds of over 40,000 – the 8th Cambridge Town & Country Show. On Sunday this year they also have the Companion Dog Show – so bring along a canine friend and have a go! (And all proceeds from entries will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care). 

Sat 20th & Sun 21st June 2015
The Wessex Midsummer Vintage Gathering
Semington, Nr Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 4JF
The Show Field can be found on the (A361)
This event is open to the public and The Plonkers are playing live on both days
Enjoy 2 long days of music on this special Summer Solstice Weekend

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 2015
The Shugborough Country Show
  Shugborough Estate, Milford, Stafford, ST17 0XB
Open: 10.00am - 5pm - The Plonkers are playing live on both days

Set in the beautiful parkland of Shugborough Hall, this Family Country Show with all day entertainment including birds of prey, working dogs, children's entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees, and The Plonkers

Admission on the gate: £7.50, concessions £6, Children age 5-16 £3, Family Ticket: £19 (2 adults and 2 children) Accompanied children under 5 - absolutely FREE - FREE PARKING

Sat 4th July, Golly will be appearing at:


The Nelson Tavern
75 Mudeford
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 3NJ

Golly will be live on Saturday evening, from 8th o/c


Sat 11th & Sun 12th July, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

West Anglian Country Show at Huntingdon Racecourse
Huntingdon Racecourse, Brampton, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NL
The Plonkers are playing live on both days, Open: 10.00am - 5pm

The Plonkers are delighted to be at the West Anglia Country Show, a new venue! All day entertainment will include Ivor Williams Scurry Team, John Cavana's Working Dogs, Birds of Prey, The Goat Show, children's entertainer Devistick Peat with Circus Skills Workshop, ferret racing, medieval village with Knights of Honour and the 44th Regiment of Foot, Grant Bazin's Practical Horse Demo, terrier racing as well as arts crafts gifts and food marquees. Fully catered with a licensed bar, and, The Plonkers playing live on both days
Also on Sunday at this event, the Companion Dog Show - so bring along a canine friend and have a go! (And all proceeds from entries will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care).

Admission on the gate: £7.50, concessions £6, Children age 5-16 £3, Family Ticket: £19 (2 adults and 2 children) Accompanied children under 5 - absolutely FREE - Free parking

Sunday, 19th July 2015 The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

Historic Transport Club -Devon Coastal Safety Run

The Historic Transport Club - Devon Coastal Safety Run
Mill Marsh Park, off St John's Lane
Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AL
The Plonkers are going to Plonkerise Devon yet again!

The Historic Transport Club is delighted to invite you to celebrate the Clubs 40th Anniversary over the weekend of Friday, Saturday & Sunday 18th, 19th & 20th July, including the running of the 36th Devon Coastal Safety Run on Sunday 20th July 2014.
The Historic Transport Club - Devon Coastal Safety Run - 70 miles of glorious Devon coastal and country scenery, starting at Exeter and finishing in the town of Bovey Tracey with intermediate stop at Goodrington Sands.
More details at: www.historic-transport-club.co.uk/


Saturday 25th July 2015 The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

The Railway Inn
35 Hightown Road,
Ringwood, BH24 1NQ

The Plonkers are playing live at their Cider festival in Ringwood

The Railway Inn is an Independent public house in the heart of the new forest.
Serving cask ales, handmade burgers and Sunday Roasts.
Large beer garden, families and dogs welcome, open all day.


Saturday and Sunday, 1st and 2nd August 2015 The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

Torbay Steam Fair.

Stand by Torbay, The Plonkers are going to Plonkerise Devon yet again!
Playing live Saturday and Sunday
http://www.torbaysteamfair.com/

More details on the exact gig times as we get them.


Saturday and Sunday, 8th and 9th August 2015 The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra are available:

Due to an event being cancelled, The Plonkers are free this weekend!
If you would like to book them, be quick, it's a very popular date


Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August, 2015
The Knebworth Country Show,
  Knebworth House, Knebworth, SG1 2AX
The Plonkers are playing live on both days.
Set in the beautiful grounds of Knebworth House this Family Country Show now in its 5th year with all day entertainment including The Sheep Show, ferret racing, birds of prey, working dogs, children's entertainment with Devilstick Peat plus Circus Skills Workshop, Knights of Honour medieval village & as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees.
Admission on the gate: £9.50, Family ticket (for 4 persons) £34
Tickets include entrance to Gardens, Park, Dinosaur Trail and Adventure Playground, children under 3 years old - FREE - Free Parking

Friday 21st August, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

A dam  good birthday bash for Mark Buckland
For a true forest fan Mark Buckland from Brockenhurst, who deserves a good birthday bash this August
So this is a private function at:
Thorney Hill community centre

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra will be appearing at:

Rockingham Castle Game & Country Show

Rockingham Castle Game & Country Show
Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH
The Plonkers are playing live on both days

Set in the beautiful grounds of Rockingham Castle this Family Country and Game Show with all day entertainment
including birds of prey, working dogs, children's entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees.

Admission on the gate: £7.50, concessions £6, Children age 5-16 £3, Family Ticket: £19 (2 adults and 2 children) Accompanied children under 5 - absolutely FREE - Free Parking

Bashley Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5RY

Tuesday 29th September 2015
The Forest Ramblers
Bashley Village Hall 
Bashley Road, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5RY
The Plonkers® will be appearing live from 7pm onwards
The Forrest Ramblers are holding one of their regular Barn Dances
More details can be obtained from Sylvia Lane, The Social Secretary - Forest Ramblers
This is a Private members only function


Weds 30th Sept 2015, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra are appearing at:

Colten Care

Canford Chase Nursing and Residential Care Home 
A Barn Dance at 40 Western Road, Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset BH13 6EU
The Plonkers are playing live from 5pm.

If the weather is fine and dry, do come along to a barn dance at Canford Chase, all welcome
Please note, this event will be cancelled and will be purely for residents only if the weather is too bad to be outdoors


31st Oct, Caravan Convention/Private Birthday Party.
Copythonre, nr Cadnam


Saturday 31st December 2015, The Plonker's Agricultural Orchestra are appearing at:

The Trout Inn at Lechlade

A New Years Eve Bash
at The Trout Inn at Lechlade
St.John's Bridge, Faringdon Road, Lechlade on Thames, Glos, GL7 3HA, UK
The Trout Inn at Lechlade
The Plonkers are playing at The World Famous Trout Inn at Lechlade from 8.30 till the cows come home!
You are all invited to Trout Inn's New Year's Eve shennanigans, where the fun starts at 7 with musical interludes from 8:30.

Fancy Dress is optional with a theme of "Famous Chefs"
The Trout Inn is a family run country pub by the weir pool to St. John's Lock which is the first lock on the River Thames.
Web site: www.thetroutinn.com


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Last revised: July 27, 2016
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