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Shetland Wool Week 2014




Shetland International Guitar Festival 2014

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The Shetland International Guitar Festival runs from 6-8 November this year and is curated by legendary guitarist Martin Taylor. The festival will feature concerts at Mareel by Tommy Emmanuel (on Thursday 6), Martin himself (on Friday 7), and a line-up of Shetland Guitar Heroes (on Saturday 8), followed by a Festival Club in Mareel Cafe Bar after each concert.


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Joan Armatrading to ‘tie the knot’ in Shetland

| Written by Hans J Marter

Joan_Armatrading Joan_Armatrading BRITISH singer songwriter Joan Armatrading is coming to Shetland to have her partnership with artist Maggie Butler legally recognised in a civil partnership ceremony at the Lerwick Registrar on 2 May.

The 60 year old's special day is to take place one day after the Shetland Folk Festival.

The couple’s civil partnership announcement is listed on the Registrar’s notice board outside Lerwick Sheriff Court.

 Joan Armatrading jazz influenced songs have had a large following in the1970s and 1980s when songs like Love and Affection and Me Myself I gave her a series of UK top 40 hits.

Her latest album, This Charming Life, was released in March 2010.