If reels are more your thing than the “Messiah,” then you’ve got a great musical alternative this Friday: Magical Strings. The Northwest family of musicians, singers and Irish dancers will shimmer their way through Celtic Yuletide music this Friday in Tacoma, Saturday in Seattle and Monday in Mt. Vernon. Here are the details:
What it is: A multigenerational family troupe with violins, harps, hammered dulcimers and more, together with singing and Irish dancing, produce their 31st annual Celtic-flavored Yuletide concert.
When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 (also Seattle Dec. 19, Mt. Vernon Dec. 21)
Where: Urban Grace Church, 902 Market …