Wally on King Street with his accordion in 2012Wally is a local accordion player. He is a former faculty instructor of music and can be found at almost any hour of the day playing accordion through a small amplifier in downtown Kitchener. He is a virtuosic at both accordion and piano. If the accordion isn't enough of an identifier, you can recognize Wally by the intense look of joy he has while playing and I noticed his pink flare! (socks/shirt combo)

His repertoire includes several Beatles tunes.

For some time he borrowed the accordion from City Pawn and played it outside their store. There's a legend that City Pawn just gave him the accordion as a gift because he loved to play.

Photos

Canada Day 2012 celebrations DT Kitchener

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