I first heard Chris Parkinson on the amazing House Band recording, Another Setting. I saw him play with the band in Minneapolis in — I wanna say — 1994? I am almost certain I wouldn’t be playing accordion without him.
This waltz, by Wim Poesen, became something of a beloved chestnut for me after I heard the House Band’s version on their Stonetown CD. I recently went into a friend’s studio to get a quality recording of my Baffetti, and laid down this recording of the Wals. Thanks to Caleb Orion for recording and engineering.
Wals Voor Pollee, played by me on the Baffetti Tex-Mex II/34
And here’s a stunning performance by piper Polle Ranson for whom the Wals is voor.
UPDATE: Go HERE for additional recordings of Ranson playing the tune on Flemish pipes.