Some time ago, on another topic I said I would start some research onto the use or otherwise of concertinas by sailors. There is some controversy as to whether concertinas were used much if at all, despite the public impression of the concertina as a "sailors instrument". Certainly they were not used to accompany sea shantys, but no instrument ever was. It is difficult to find much at all to answer the question one way or the other, since there is very little written about the use of any in