Wordless Wednesday: Passing By Hagrid’s Hut

Wordless Wednesday: January 20, 2016

Wordless Wednesday Universal Orlando Resort Islands of Adventure Hagrid Wizarding World of Harry Potter

This week’s Wordless Wednesday takes inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure to a door that I would love to knock on one day.

Who wouldn’t want to knock on that door, and be welcomed in by Hagrid for a cup of tea by the fire?

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Catch The Willis Clan At Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant In Disney Springs

Raglan Road at Disney Springs The Willis Clan 2016

The Willis Clan  Performs Nightly at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

in Disney Springs Until January 22

The Willis Clan will be performing at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs has The Willis Clan performing on the patio stage nightly from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on January 20, and from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. January 21 and 22, 2016. There is no cover charge at the pub, which will feature popular dinner and bar menu items, seasonal local dishes and an extensive menu of specialty cocktails throughout the performances.

Raglan Road at Disney Springs The Willis Clan 2016

The Willis Clan band members are: Jessica, 23, on fiddle and lead vocals; Jeremiah, 22, on acoustic and electric guitars, cello and uilleann pipes; Jennifer, 20, on accordion and mandolin; Jeanette, 19, on whistle and dobro; Jackson, 17, on drums and banjo; Jedidiah, 16, on bass; Jasmine, 14, on keys; Julie, 12, on harp; Jamie, 10, percussion; and JoyAnna, 8, on synth. The youngest two kids, Jaeger, 6, and Jada, 5, also add to the show with periodic dance appearances and their first musical efforts on electric guitar and tambourine respectively.  Mom Brenda joins during live performances on guitar; dad Toby runs their live sound at gigs and produces in the studio.  

Raglan Road at Disney Springs The Willis Clan 2016

The Willis Clan, one of the country’s most musically gifted families, and they have been featured in People magazine, on NBC’s Today Show, and on “America’s Got Talent.”  Their reality TV series, TLC’s “The Willis Family,” has been rated top cable show in its time slot; the show’s second season is scheduled to air Spring 2016.  The Willis Clan has played the legendary Grand Ol’ Oprey more than 65 times and is on tour in the U.S., Ireland and other countries in 2016.

We were treated to an intimate performance and opportunity to meet The Willis Clan, and they are an amazingly talented and lovely family.

Raglan Road at Disney Springs The Willis Clan 2016

The Willis Clan is thrilled to be coming back to Raglan Road, one of our favorite pubs in the world.  The atmosphere is so authentic you would think you were in Ireland!” said Brenda Willis.  

The Clan has played sold-out crowds in Ireland multiple times and has opened for Brad Paisley and The Band Perry in Dublin.  Their 2016 international tour will begin in June after a multi-state tour. Also, the family’s newest studio album, “Heaven,” has reached #6 on the iTunes pop charts, and the band already is working on its next album.  As band members write and record their own music, they stay true to their Irish tradition while infusing originality from multiple influences.

You can find out more information about The Willis Clan, by visiting www.thewillisclan.com, but you will definitely want to head down to Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant to catch them while they are in town!

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