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Co Down’s Foy Vance wins Emmy with Ed Sheeran for Ted Lasso song

The pair joined Swedish musician Max Martin in winning Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

Foy Vance is back touring and is about to re-issue his debut LP Hope on vinyl
Bangor's Foy Vance was named a winner at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys in LA.

Co Down musician Foy Vance has won an Emmy award alongside Ed Sheeran for their song written for soccer comedy TV series Ted Lasso.

The Bangor singer-songwriter was named the winner of the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, along with Sheeran and Swedish musician Max Martin.

The trio wrote the song ‘A Beautiful Game’ for the final episode of Ted Lasso, which is screened on Apple TV+ and stars Hannah Waddingham and Jason Sudeikis.

Ted Lasso photo call – London
Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham and Brendan Hunt. Picture: Ian West/PA

The 75th Creative Arts Emmys took place on Saturday at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles.

Following the win, Halifax-born Sheeran said of his fellow winning songwriters in a post to his Instagram page: “We were all fans of the show and got asked to do a song for the finale, so 2 years ago this month we got in together and wrote a song about love and football, and how it is always about the journey rather than the destination.”

The Creative Arts Emmys celebrate skills including editing, make-up and music for TV shows, and other series to win big at Saturday’s ceremony included HBO’s The Last of Us, FX’s The Bear, and Netflix’s Wednesday.

The main Primetime Emmy Awards will be held at the Peacock Theatre on January 16.