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Alexander the Great : a Folk Operetta

Welcome to the wonderful world of Humphrey 'Huck' Astley - a multitalented musician and writer who is currently touring his mini Folk Operetta...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alexander The Great by Amelia Grace

Alexander The Great by Amelia Grace.

Humphrey 'Huck' Astley is a poet-singer-songwriter and author of the three-part album and stage show 'Alexander the Great: a Folk Operetta' - here he describes the process of embarking on such an ambitious project...

How did you get involved in a Folk Operetta?
Alexander the Great is essentially a concept album, but I was wary of calling it that. I did however want to hint to people that it was more than just a bunch of songs, and I toyed with calling it a 'narrative album' before settling on 'folk operetta', which is a term I found on Wikipedia! (I later discovered Anais Mitchell's folk opera Hadestown and almost died of embarrassment, though I'm not a big fan of the album.) To be honest, I'm using the term fairly liberally - I'm not a folk singer, and I don't know anything about opera! But I like to think that I borrow a… read more

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