Archive of FRMS Bulletin

For many years the Federation's 'house magazine' was the FRMS Bulletin, published twice a year. All Societies affiliated to the Federation received at least one copy, and copies were 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. Its final A4 format was adopted in 1993 under the editorship of Thelma Shaw. From 1999 to 2005 the Bulletin was edited by Arthur Baker; then it was edited again by Thelma Shaw until early in 2011, when Paul Astell took over as Editor. When Paul relinquished the editorship in 2018 the Federation committee decided, reluctantly, that it was not practicable to continue producing a glossy magazine and the final issue was published in Autumn of that year. Contact between the Federation and its affiliates is now maintained through a newsletter published at least twice a year.

However, on this page you will find an archive of Bulletin issues covering the years 1999 to 2018. In addition to items which would have been topical at the date of publication they feature articles on music and musicians as well as reviews of books, CDs and DVDs. Technical matters are not forgotten either, with articles on various audio-visual topics.

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 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.

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Date of Bulletin

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

Spring 2006
Autumn 2006
Spring 2007

Autumn 2007
Spring 2008

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