The Federation's 'house magazine' is the FRMS Bulletin, published twice a year. All Societies affiliated to the Federation receive at least one copy, and copies are also sent to individual subscribers. The first editor was Frederick Youens, who produced it from the Federation's beginnings in 1936 until the outbreak of war in 1939. Publication was resumed after the war, firstly as duplicated sheets and later in booklet form. The current A4 format was adopted in 1993 under the editorship of Thelma Shaw. From 1999 to 2005 the Bulletin was edited by Arthur Baker; it is was edited once again by Thelma Shaw until early in 2011 when Paul Astell took over as Editor..

There are articles on music and on musicians; there are also reviews of books, CDs and DVDs. News items about the Federation and Societies and reports from Regional Groups are regular features, and readers' letters often spark lively debate. Technical matters are not forgotten either, with articles on various audio-visual topics. The Spring issue each year includes a list of forthcoming musical anniversaries as well as the Presenters' Panel giving contact details of people willing to give talks to Societies.

With a potential readership of over 10,000 the Bulletin forms a good medium for advertisers who wish to target members of recorded music societies. Advertisement rates start at £35 per insertion; for more details please contact the Marketing Manager, Paul Astell, 17 Boot Street, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4DG.

For individual subscriptions (£7.70 for 4 issues/2 years) please contact

the Distribution Manager,

Allan Child,
12 Highfield Road
DE22 1GZ

Tel: 01332 332649

Archive of FRMS Bulletin

We are providing below access to our archive of past issues of the Magazine ( for issues since 1999 ).

For technical reasons it has not been possible to include some of the advertisements. The archive copies are provided in PDF format and can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link from the right hand column in the table below.

Please note that each is a largish file which may take some time to load (depending upon the speed of your internet service) - so patience may be required.

To read them, it is essential to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader programme on your computer - it is free and may be downloaded from:
(it is also included on many of the disks of free programs included with Computer Magazines).

Date of Bulletin

 Autumn 1999
 Spring 2000
 Autumn 2000
 Spring 2001
 Autumn 2001
 Spring 2002
 Autumn 2002
 Spring 2003
 Autumn 2003
 Spring 2004
 Autumn 2004
Spring 2005
Autumn 2005

Spring 2006
Autumn 2006
Spring 2007

Autumn 2007
Spring 2008

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