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Bobby MacLeod

Bobby MacLeod, 65, Scottish dance music maestro and bandleader, who was a former provost (mayor) of the yachting resort of Tobermory, Isle of Mull, died Jan. 26 in Tobermory.

A legendary characer of Scottish and Highland music, he began as a piper at age 14, then took up the piano and button accordion. He played with leading Scots performers on tour in the U.S. and Canada, and also in Moscow. He pioneered the use of Gaelic airs in Scottish dance music. He also owned the Mishnish Hotel in Tobermory.

Survived by his wife, Jean, and four children.

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