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The Make of the Man

"When I first came to Ireland, I arrived with a guitar, a backpack full of books and a few songs which I had written and performed back in New Haven, Connecticut where I had lived. Over these many years I continued to play the guitar and write songs. But it took another 25 years before I gave myself to this deep desire to perform my songs and music in public again."

"My ‘coming out?again as a songwriter and musician was in March 2003. I was doing support for the songwriter Mick Hanley at The Spirit Store in Dundalk, Co. Louth. It was the first night of the infamous ‘shock and awe?bombing of Baghdad. It seemed a fitting night to start singing again."

"My first recorded song, In This Tower, was written in response to what happened in New York City on September 11th 2001. The song was also a response to the build-up of the war in Iraq and to the millions who marched for peace - reminding us that our actions, our voices can make a difference."

Kalichi’s debut album, Time for the Turning, is be released in November 2006 on Blue Horse Records. He will be touring in the spring of 2007.

The Make of the Man