Just Plain Folks is an American online community site for musicians, songwriters, studio people etc, mostly around the country music end of things. They’re having an awards competition and The Ballad of Bob Dylan is on the shortlist for the lyrics section, a shortlist of 21 out of about 550. It’s nice to be voted for, although if I win I don’t think they’ll pay my fare to California to receive the award!

Another sparsely-attended music event at the Priory last night – swing jazz, a classical clarinet/bassoon duo and an excellent folk fiddler Carrie Thomas. The conclusion we’re reaching is that the town won’t support a week-long arts festival – if we do it again it’ll be a long weekend.