Bluegrass, Persia on tap in Alberni

Bluegrass Fever returns to Char’s in Port Alberni on Friday, Feb. 3, and special performance of Persian music goes on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Darya performs Persian music at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni this Saturday.

Darya performs Persian music at Char’s Landing in Port Alberni this Saturday.

From a bluegrass encore to the sounds of Persian instruments, Char’s Landing offers an eclectic mix of music this weekend.

Bluegrass Fever returns to Char’s this Friday, Feb. 3, an encore from their November performance.

Bluegrass Fever, which features Guy Langlois of Port Alberni on upright bass and vocal harmonies, is consistently ranked in the top 10 bluegrass bands in Canada.

The show starts at 7 p.m., with admission of $10. Kids 12 and under admitted free.Advance tickets can be purchased at Dolce Vita Bar & Grill, or call 250-730-1636.

On Saturday, Feb. 4 Port Alberni’s Great Canadian Video Network hosts a unique celebration of Persian music with Darya Persian Music Ensemble at 7 p.m. Admission is free and families are welcome.

Darya performs on instruments both ancient and modern.

Great Canadian Video Network owner David Diba attended a performance of Darya Ensemble in Victoria last November and was stunned by the beauty of the music as well as the generosity of the musicians and singers.

“This concert affords our community a cultural musical performance rarely experienced outside of larger metropolitan areas,” Char’s Landing owner Charlene Patterson said.

To reserve a seat please call Char’s at 250-730-1636.