Graham Dodsworth
Dodsworth believes his attraction to the folk genre began with his mother's lullabies, mainly popular songs which had been generated during and between the war years. His career began at the age of 15 with weekly performances of traditional english songs and big ballads at Melbourne's Outpost Inn, Frank Traynors, Fogartys and Dan O'Connell Hotel.
Today Dodsworth performs songs that have stood the test of time and distance from Australian, British, Irish and Blues roots as well as material by contemporaries such as Eric Bogle, Mike O'Rourke, Tony Miles, Colin Dryden, Patrick Sky, Groves & Bourke, and his own material such as the award winning 'Excuse Me', the powerful 'Dear China' as well as 'What Am I Doing Here' and 'World I Believe In'. Graham is currently in Europe promoting his 'Australian Song Tour' CD (August 2015).
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Dodsworth has regularly toured his music around Australia and has been featured on radio and television many times. Noted equally as a vocalist, guitarist, composer and entertainer, he has performed at countless public venues and institutions including hundreds of Music Festivals. His unique feel for the Australian folk genre has brought a refreshing bouyancy to many of the old standard bush songs as well as Australia's finest contemporary compositions. He has a Master of Arts in Australian Folklore and was awarded the 2005 National Library of Australia Folk Festival Fellowship. Dodsworth has to date released three albums, 'Summer Madness', 'In Good King Arthur's Day' and 'In Our Time'. A fourth, as they say, is in the can.
Each of these can be purchased online at dz-shop-cds.htm.

Although Graham often performs with his son, Lloyd Dodsworth, The DODSWORTH & DODSWORTH banner sometimes heralds his other three children, Meg, Giles & Penelope, onto the stage. The entire family has performed officially at Maldon & Newstead in recent years and at the launch of 'In Our Time' at the Australian National Festival in Canberra in 2005. Graham & Lloyd performed at Beechworth Celtic Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival and Majors Creek Folk Festival in 2014 & 2015.




Campus Performances

1970 - 2015

University of Melbourne (formerly Melbourne University),
Institute of Early Childhood Development.
Royal Melbourne University of Technology
Holmesglen College of TAFE
Swinburne University
Monash University
Deakin University
Footscray Institute of Technology
Footscray College of TAFE
Phillip Institute of Technology
Victoria College - Toorak Campus
Victoria College - Rusden Campus
Victoria College - Burwood Campus
Ballarat CAE
Bendigo College of TAFE
Dandenong College of TAFE
Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences
Box Hill College of TAFE

Preston College of TAFE
Moorabbin College of TAFE

Wagga College of TAFE
Riverina Murray Institute
Sydney Institute of Education
Macquarie University
Newcastle University
Wollongong University
Charles Sturt University
University of New South Wales
Mount Druitt Technical College
N.S.W. Institute of Technology
Liverpool College of TAFE
North Sydney College of TAFE
Bankstown College of TAFE
Gosford College of TAFE

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St Lucia University of Queensland
Griffith University
Mount Gravatt CAE
Kelvin Grove CAE
Queensland University of Technology
Darling Downs Institute of Technology.

Australian National University
Canberra CAE
Canberra College of TAFE
Bruce College of TAFE

University of South Australia
Flinders University
Adelaide University
Elizabeth College of TAFE
Regency College of TAFE
Sturt CAE
Underdale CAE
South Australian Institute of Technology.

University of Western Australia.

ATV 0 Vic. (Channel 10 in Melbourne) -1968
GTV 9 Vic - 1969
Radio Presenter: 1979, 1990, 1997 - 2000
· 2REM FM, Radio Ettamogah, Albury NSW
· 3BBB FM, Ballarat, Vic.
· 3MDR FM, Mountain District Radio, Belgrave, Vic.
· participation in radio interviews on public and commercial stations throughout Australia including 2JJJ, 2XXX, 3RRR, 3CCC, 3BBB, 3MDR, 4ZZZ, 2REM, 3CR, 5UV, 2AY, 2HD, 3AW, etc., ABC Radio National, ABC FM, and regional ABC including Canberra, Wollongong, Armidale, Albury, Ararat, Bendigo, etc.,

7 Vic - 1967
10 Vic -1968
9 Vic - 1969
ABC - 1974
4 NSW - 1976
10 Vic - 1978
4 NSW - 1985
7 NSW - 1990

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Folk Clubs & other venues:
1C1, Melbourne, Vic: 1983, 1999
Albury Folk Club, NSW: 1970s & 80s
Ballarat Folk Club, Vic: 1990s, 2000s
Barley Mow Folk Club, Qld: 1970s, 1990s
Bendigo Folk Club, Vic: 1970s, 2000s
Bush Inn, Geelong, Vic: 1980s
Dan O'Connell Hotel -
           Cnr Princes & Canning Sts, Carlton, Vic: 1972 - 1982
Dandenong Ranges Folk Club, Vic: 1999
Cecil Hotel, Brisbane, Qld: 1974
Cumberland Arms Hotel, Adelaide, SA: 1980, 1981.Edinburgh Castle Hotel -
           Castlereigh St, Sydney, NSW: 1974 - 1976
Criterion Hotel, Geelong, Vic: 1970s
Elizabeth Hotel - Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW: 1974 - 1975,
Engadine House Concert, NSW, 2012
Fogarties Union Hotel - Fenwick St, Carlton, Vic: 1972 - 1973
Folk Centre, Anne St, Brisbane, Qld: 1974
Frank Traynors -100 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Vic: 1971 - 1974
Green Lantern, Burwood, Vic: 1984
Green Man, Malvern, Vic: 1978
La Mama, Carlton, Vic: 1970s
Lark in the Evening Folk Club, ACT: 1977
Lord of the Isles Hotel, Ryan St, Geelong, Vic: 1970s
Maleney Folk Club, Maleney, Qld: 2012
Melbourne Folk Club, Vic: 2000s
Merry Muse Folk Club, ACT, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
New Castle Folk Club, NSW, 2005,
North Melbourme Commune, Vic: 1971 - 1973
North Fitzroy Commune, Vic: 1973 - 1975
Out Post Inn - 52 Collins St, Melbourne, Vic: 1971 - 1975
Peninsula Folk Club, Vic: 1980s
Red Brick Hotel Folk Club, Qld: 1977
Selby Folk Club, Vic: 1999, 2000, 2005
Sutherland Folk Club, NSW, 2012
Tankerville Arms Hotel - Nicholson St, Fitzroy, Vic: 1973 - 1975
Tin Shed, Belgrave, Vic: 1999
Traitor's Gate, Rundle St, Adelaide, SA: 1980

Victorian Folk Music Club, Vic: 1970s, 2002
Wagga Wagga Folk Club, NSW: 1970s
Wangaratta Folk Club, Vic: 1970s:
Wollongong Folk Club, NSW: 1990s, 2012


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Festival Performances

1970 - 2015

Albury Folk Festival, N.S.W., 78, 79, 80
Australian National Folk Festival, 73, 75, 76, 79, 88, 89*, 92, 98, 2001, 05.
Beechworth Celtic Festival, Vic., 2014.
Campaspe Downs Festival, Vic., 2007, 12.
Charlton Bush & Country Festival, Vic., 93.
Chewton Folk Festival, Vic., 2001.
Chiltern Folk Festival, Vic.,  75, 76, 77, 78, 79.
Claire Valley Folk Festival, S.A., 80
Clunes Folk Festival, Vic., 1990.
Cobargo Folk Festival, Vic., 2006, 15.
Dandenong Ranges Folk Festival, Vic., 1999
Elmhurst Music Festival, Vic., 95, 96, 97.

Fleurieu Folk Festival, SA, 2012
Geelong Folk Festival, Vic., 74, 75.

Hill End Folk Festival, N.S.W., 79.
Jamberoo Valley Folk Festival, N.S.W., 88, 90, 92, 94, 96,2003.
Kapunda Folk Festival, S.A., 80, 2012
Kiama Folk Festival, N.S.W., 2000.
Longford Folk Festival, Tas., 77.

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Majors Creek Folk Festival, N.S.W., 95, 96, 2014
Maldon Folk Festival, Vic., 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 91, 92, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 2001, 02, 03, 04, 07, 09, 12, 13
*Maleny National Folk Festival, Qld., 89.
Nariel Creek Folk Festival, Vic., 73-83, 85-92, 94, 2004, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12
Newcastle Folk Festival, N.S.W, 74, 75, 76, 79, 80, 85.
Newstead Live Festival, Vic., 2014.
Numeralla Folk Festival, NSW., 75, 76, 77, 2005, 09, 10, 11, 12

Port Fairy Folk Festival, Vic., 76, 79, 80, 82, 84, 92, (fringe 05).
Smeaton Folk Festival, Vic., 88
Sunbury Rock Music Festival, Vic., 74, 75.
St Albans Folk Music Festival, N.S.W., 2004, 12
Toongabbie Folk Festival, N.S.W., 2000.
Turramurra Folk Festival, Vic., 92.
Wagga Wagga Folk Festival, N.S.W., 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 87, 88,  89, 2004, 12
Woodford Folk Festival, Qld., 97.
Yackandandah Folk Festival, Vic., 99.
Yinnar Folk Festival, Vic., 74.

United Kingdom:
Edinburgh Folk Festival. Scotland, U.K. 1982.
Girvan Folk Festival. Scotland, U.K. 1982.
Balloch Folk Festival. Scotland, U.K. 1982.

Graham regularly MCs at Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Blue Mountains Music Festival, The Australian National Folk Festival and others.

Graham has recorded and released three albums, has performed on other artist's recordings, and produced CDs for other artists.

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