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 Secretary: David Ades

 The Robert Farnon Society was founded in England in 1956. Our aim is to keep members fully informed on Robert Farnon’s work and new recordings of his music. We also praise the many other fine composers from around the world who have contributed so much to Light Music, not forgetting Film Music, Light Classics and also Jazz.

 "JOURNAL INTO MELODY"is our quarterly magazine, and we hold two meetings in London each year - usually in May and October. For the date of our next meeting, please scroll down this page.

 Although based in England, the Robert Farnon Society has members all over the world.

Malcolm Osman [RFS Record Service],
Albert Killman [Membership Secretary]
Tony Clayden [Chairman, London Meetings Committee]
David Ades [Secretary, Treasurer and Editor of Journal Into Melody]


 The main benefits of membership are:

Regular copies of our magazine JOURNAL INTO MELODY which is published at least quarterly, usually at the beginning of March, June, September and December.

The RFS Record Service which assists members to acquire recordings by Robert Farnon and others - both new, and sometimes rare and deleted discs.

Many CDs are offered at less than shop prices, and the combined savings on several purchases during a year can often add up to much more than the cost of our annual subscription.

Some CDs on offer come from various music publishers’ production music libraries, and can only be obtained through us.

News of important performances of major works by Robert Farnon.

Details of new record releases - especially unusual or ‘hard-to-find’ issues from Britain and overseas.

The opportunity to contact other members world-wide sharing your interests.

A free advertisement service for members (through our magazine) to help you to obtain records, tapes, etc.

Our magazine also carries articles about many leading figures (both past and present) from the world of Light Music, with detailed information on their recordings

Two meetings are held in London each year which give members the chance to hear some music not generally available on commercial recordings.

You will also meet others who like the same kinds of music, and have the chance to buy/sell/exchange records etc.

A comprehensive discography was completely revised in 1996, covering Robert Farnon's recordings, compositions, arrangements, film scores, etc.

Compact Discs featuring music by Robert Farnon can be found on a separate page within this website:

Compact Discs of compositions and arrangements Conducted by Robert Farnon.

We occasionally issue special CDs for our members, and you’ll find details of those currently available elsewhere in this web site.

Any queries should be addressed to

Geoff Leonard,
Bristol

The Secretary of the Robert Farnon Society:

David Ades,
Email David Ades
Stone Gables, Upton Lane,
Ilminster, TA19 0PZ,
ENGLAND.

RFS Record Service Contact:

Malcolm Osman,
18 Isis Close,
Long Hanborough,
Whitney, Oxon, OX29 8JN,
ENGLAND.
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The Next London Meeting

"An afternoon of light music"

on Sunday May 11th. 2014

at The Lancaster Hall Hotel,
35 Craven Terrace,
London W2 3EL.
Doors open: 1.30pm,
Programme: 2pm - 6pm

The London Light Music Meetings Group has been formed to continue to hold the meetings which were formerly organised by the Robert Farnon Society.

Each of these will take the form of a Sunday afternoon event during which recorded musical items will be presented and discussed; they will be held in May and October of each year.

More information on the London Light Music Meetings Group website

To see reports of our
latest London Meetings,
please click here.


May and October 2013
May and October 2012
April and October 2011
April and November 2010
April and November 2009
April 2008 and November 2008
November 2007
April 2006 and November 2006
April 2005 and November 2005
November 2004 and Spring 2004

Light Music fans should tune into the following regular programme on BBC Radio:
Friday evenings - Radio 2 at 8 pm Friday Night is Music Night



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