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Live & Direct: Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna is an English singer-songwriter who burst onto the music scene in 2015 when he won the prestigious Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition. His unique blend of poignant lyrics and melodies, combined with his refreshingly vibrant attitude have become hallmarks of his trademark sound. He recently stopped by the WYEP studios for a Live & Direct Session on June 1st, 2023 with Rosemary Welsch to chat about his inspiring journey to fame as a teenage musician and his incredible rise to international recognition.

Learn more about Declan McKenna here.


“Make Me Your Queen”

“My House”

“Daniel, You’re Still A Child”



  • Declan McKenna: Vocals & Guitar
  • Isabel Torres: Guitar & Back-up Vocals


Looking for more Live & Direct Sessions? You can find them here.

Rosemary Welsch has been the Afternoon Host, Program Director, and Senior Producer for 91.3 WYEP. Welsch is the longest-tenured employee at WYEP, having just celebrated her 30th anniversary as a full-time employee. She began as a volunteer D.J. during the station’s salad years in 1981.