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Gregor's no-tease squeeze.

Byline: By STUART PATTERSON

A SCOTS schoolboy is trying to squeeze into the music scene - by playing the accordion.

Unlike his young pals, nine-year-old Gregor Allan has no time for pop or rock. Instead, he loves the old-fashioned squeeze-box and counts Jimmy Shand among his heroes.

Gregor's mum Rhona, 46, said: "I was worried that he might get teased by the other kids because of the accordion.

"Not many nine-year-olds are into traditional music. But all his classmates have accepted it. He's even been invited to play at school concerts and got huge ovations."

Gregor, from Tarves, Aberdeenshire, first heard an accordion tune when he was about two.

Now he has won a few awards at festivals and wants to scoop bigger prizes. But he isn't interested in fame and - by playing outsiee his local Tesco - has raised almost pounds 1,000 for a new cancer unit being built in Glasgow by Leukaemia Research.

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Date:Aug 14, 2005
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