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The Willis Clan – 12 talented siblings of Irish music and dance

Check out this video which features several members of the hugely talented Willis family performing an Irish dance routine.

The performance took place at the United Country Western Dance Council Worlds 2016. The family didn’t compete in the event but performed at the after-show later in the evening.

Their performance started with six of the brothers and sisters of varying ages. The four girls and two guys started with a slow performance of Irish dance – each taking it in turns to take centre stage.

The Willis Clan - Great performance from the hugely talented family

As the show went on, more of the siblings joined in the fun. One brother came on with an acoustic guitar along with his sister who was playing the fiddle.

They were joined by two of their younger siblings who took to the stage to perform some Irish dancing.

Late in the performance the whole family left the stage to make way for one brother who came on to perform a bodhran solo.

At the end of the dance, every one of the siblings returned to the stage to take part in the final act.

The twelve of them danced in a long line together and received a rapturous applause as the show came to an end.

The ages of the twelve siblings ranged from 24-year-old Jess to five-year-old Jada Marie. The ten other siblings were 23-year-old Jair, Jenny (21), Jet (20), Jack (17), Jedi (16), Jazz (14), Julie (12), Jamie Christine (10), Joy (9) and Jaeger Scott (6).

The family are known to Americans as ‘The Willis Clan’ thanks to their stint on season nine of ‘America’s Got Talent’ where they reached the quarter final.

They then went on to star in their own reality TV show which included all 14 members of the family – both parents and their 12 kids.

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6 thoughts on “The Willis Clan – 12 talented siblings of Irish music and dance


    Wonderful.! What a large family and all so talented..

    27/04/2016 at 2:33 am

    What passes for step dancing is far removed from the original.. It’s beautiful and fun to watch but really not traditional.. This family is closer to the old way..

    27/04/2016 at 2:31 am
  3. Siobhan

    Why is this family trying to break into Irish traditional dancing? They dance the basic dance steps which looks odd for the older siblings and look uncomfortable doing it. They need to look at Prodajig or RiverDance for the right way to pay homage to the Celtic tradition. Reels don’t show the flavor a jig or hornpipe delivers…
    Stick with playing music, not dancing to it…

    23/04/2016 at 4:03 pm
  4. JENNIE mac

    wow what a family !!fantastic

    22/04/2016 at 3:21 pm
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