Reality Show Stars Named TODAY Show’s Sound of Music Family
The Willis Clan is a family of amazing musicians, dancers, athletes, writers, and artists. Living in middle Tennessee, they merge their Irish roots with other music and dance genres to create a unique blend of the old and new, and they are coming to Dublin, Ohio. The Willis family will be doing a student workshop and concert Jan. 11, 2014 at Dublin Scioto High School’s Marina Davis Performing Arts Center.
The Willis’ are the stars of their own reality show, The Willis Clan, seen on the Great American Country Network, and were recently featured on NBC’s The TODAY Show as “America’s new Sound of Music Family.” Most recently they performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry with Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill.
The Willis Clan will be spending some time with members of Irish Fiddle Fetish, a volunteer group of Scioto high school students, sharing performance tips and techniques, as well as encouraging students to continue in the arts.
“Our students are really excited to meet the Willis’,” said Jim Gray, a music teacher at Scioto High School. “Not only are they getting the opportunity to interact with great performers, but they’ll have the chance to be with performers from their own age group. They will have much more in common with them and that adds a great deal of authenticity to their interaction.”
Dublin-based Prime Tours is sponsoring the family’s visit. Prime is also managing a fan tour to Ireland with The Willis Clan in April. “I saw the family perform at the Dublin Irish Festival and was amazed at the world-class quality of their show,” said David Matthews, president of Prime Tours. “The standing ovations they got showed that everyone appreciated their talents. It’s fascinating that all 12 children are involved and have so much talent. Best of all, they are warm, wonderful, fun-loving people. We are happy to sponsor their appearance in Dublin. As a special bonus for our hometown, anyone attending the concert is eligible for a $100 discount off The Willis Clan’s Ireland Tour.”
The Willis Clan concert is January 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Dublin Scioto High School Marina Davis Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $12, and can be purchased in advance at ShowTix4U.com. (if that link does not work, paste this URL into your browser — https://www.showtix4u.com/index.php?submit=Search+for+Events¤t_client=0420031312161756)
Fans can also call ShowTix4U at 866-967-8167. Tickets are General Admission.
For more information on the Willis Clan visit www.thewillisclan.com.