Music and national and group identity
Folk revival musics
Irish traditional music
Australian country music
Multicultural and world music
Graeme is a lecturer in musicology/ethnomusicology. His main interests are in popular music studies and sociology of music, and he's written extensively on these subjects, particularly in the musical fields of Irish traditional dance music, Australian folk music and country music, and on the expression of community and nation in music.
Graeme Smith's Articles
How folk music became cool
Folk's emphasis on authenticity and community has renewed appeal in today's beard-friendly, organic-appreciating culture.