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St. Patrick's Day celebration planned at Central Square

Contributed photo The Skilly and Duff Irish music group includes (left to right) Bruce Kelly, Annie O'Flynn and Mikko Cowdery.

The famed Skilly and Duff Irish music group will perform their lively and fun Irish music and storytelling at Central Square in Glenwood.

The event is set for Tuesday, March 17 in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Prior to the concert, however, there will be a community meal served including Irish stew, green Jell-O, baking powder biscuits and beverage.

The meal will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mint chocolate brownies will be available for purchase as dessert.

The Skilly and Duff show includes Bruce Kelly on bass and guitar, Annie O'Flynn on piano and accordion, Chuck Wencl on tin whistle and Mikko Cowdery on Irish bouzouki and drums.

The group will perform a variety of Irish songs and instrumentals, as well as tell stories peppered with humor and fun.

Tickets for both the concert and meal are $15.

Tickets for the concert only are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Reservations are necessary for the meal. To make a reservation, call Central Square at (320) 634-0400 or toll free at 1-866-497-0400 before March 15.

Another performance

Skilly and Duff and crew, who are also known as Mikko Cowdery and friends, will also be bringing their 4th annual St. Patrick's Day Show to the stage of the Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) Theatre this weekend.

There will be two performances of the show, which is set to take place Saturday, March 14, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for kids, and are available at the box office, 618 Broadway, Alexandria, or by calling (320) 762-8300.

In addition to the shows, this group is working on creating a musical outreach program to bring music of all kinds to underserved areas of the community. Anyone interested in finding out more about the outreach program may contact Mikko Cowdery via e-mail at