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Armatrading to celebrate civil partnership

Wed 27 Apr 2011 In: International News

Joan Armtrading is to have a civil partnership The woman who wrote what some consider the ultimate lesbian love song will enter into a civil partnership next month. British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will tie the knot with artist Maggie Butler on 2 May. The three-time Grammy nominee and MBE holder has gained much critical acclaim throughout her career, which has been punctuated by much speculation about her sexuality, something the announcement of her civil partnership obviously clears up. The announcement of the 60-year-old's pending nuptials is listed on a noticeboard outside a Shetland court, the Shetland News reports. Armatrading's heart-rending track The Weakness In Me, which was rated by Lesbian Life as its top lesbian love song, is about the tortured experience of being in love with more than one person. Many women coming out after long marriages to straight men have anecdotally expressed finding meaning in the track. Armatrading has an impressive catalogue of beautifully eclectic songs, such as Woman in Love and Love and Affection. Check out her playing Woman In Love on Later With Jools Holland below.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 27th April 2011 - 11:10am

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