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.
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.
Take a look at the video below.