Dr Graeme Smith

  • Graeme Smith is a Lecturer in Musicology/Ethnomusicology. His main interests are in Popular Music Studies and Sociology of Music, and he has written extensively in these disciplinary approaches, 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.

    He studied Ethnomusicology at Monash, where he completed a thesis on Irish traditional button accordion playing styles. He was instrumental in establishing the first Australian branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music in the 1980s, and since then has been part of the link between Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies in Australia.