Made my anxiety spike when I heard this:
The guys play just fine… it’s just I know I’ve heard at least one of those songs on accordion before, or at least a concertina.
Come to think of it, certain melodies played on a concertina always put me in an odd sort of mood. I once heard an accordion rendition of Verdi’s famous aria “Va Pensiero” and it sounded so right that way to me, and I always wondered why.
I also remembered a concertina player at John’s funeral. He played “Abide With Me.”
I hadn’t thought to research this before, but I need to find out if the 2nd Shropshires had a concertinist as one of their company musicians.