The Unusual Suspects is the brain-child of it's musical
directors Corrina Hewat & David Milligan. They first
came up with the idea almost a decade ago, but it wasn't
until Glasgow's Celtic Connections Festival director Colin
Hynd offered them a platform to put their 'folk-orchestra
theory' into practise, that this monster band became a reality.
The 2004 festival concert was followedby a UK tour organised
by Folkworks, a wonderful organisation based in the north
east of England, dedicated to promoting and furthering traditional
& contemporary folk music. Due to touring logistics,
a mere 22-piece(!) version of the band went on the road,
and played to critical acclaim and nightly standing ovations
the length of the country, from London to Inverness.
More info - http://www.footstompin.com/artists/alphabet/uz/unusual_suspects