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Ryder Cup inspires Martyn Joseph's Celtic Morning

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James McLaren James McLaren | 13:34 UK time, Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Following on from Abergavenny's Sara Kempe, Martyn Joseph has written and released a song inspired by this week's Ryder Cup.

Martyn Joseph

Ryder Cup

The 'Welsh Springsteen' - and ex-top amateur golfer - has recorded a song called On This Celtic Morning. "With the Ryder Cup coming to Wales for the first time, I found myself toying with a few lyrical ideas that eventually became this song," Joseph told TalkSport.

"I looked online for other Ryder Cup music but only found some very jingoistic efforts. On This Celtic Morning tries to embrace the unique spirit of this ancient game and is hopefully an acknowledgement of the past as well as the amazing skills of today's fairway magicians. It felt right to put it out there amidst the excitement that is building by the M4 intersection with Newport."

You can watch a video clip for the song on Martyn's new YouTube channel.

Martyn Joseph was a promising amateur golfer before he decided to concentrate on his music. At 15 he played off a handicap of one (no, me neither) and competed in the British Amateur, British Youth and British Boys championships in the 1970s and 1980s.

He was ranked in the top eight Welsh amateurs and won the Glamorganshire Golf Club championship four times. He remains a big fan of golf and is attending the Ryder Cup.

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