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The 27th Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2011, Elko Nevada

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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2011 images are posted.

Link to 2011 Gathering Archives

Link to 2011 folder of photographer’s 25 favorites

Link to 2011 images of artists by name

Link to 2011’s 155 candid images

Link to complete Gathering Archives from 2004 til present

Link to Cowboy Poetry Project

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It’s cowboy poetry time. To learn more go to www.westernfolklife.org

To see the Western Folklife Center Blog Click Here

Saturday at the Gathering:

Cowboy Poet and large animal veterinarian, Baxter Black waits backstage watching another act before being introduced to the audience before his show.

View from Backstage at the convention center auditorium during the Gathering on Saturday.

Chuck Milner and his family warm up backstage before performing on Saturday at the Gathering.

Scene of Elko at night during the Gathering.

Friday at the Gathering:

One of the youngest cowboy poets. Cora Woods, right, recites in a session with one of the most seasoned of cowboy poets, watching, left, Georgie Sicking.

The drummer for the Marshall Ford Swing band, backstage, warms up before their show.

Cowboy poet and musician Gary McMahan waits back stage as  he is introduced to the audience.

Geno Delafose watches from backstage before his band, Geno Delafose and the French Rockin’ Boogie out of Louisiana has their show.

Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell.

Cowboy Poet Brigit Reedy, center and Cowboy Poet Cora Woods, left, two of the youngest performers at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, do an impromptu jam session on Friday night. Johnny Reedy, 5, sits, right.

Johnny Reedy, 5, chimes in on his harmonica while his sister, Cowboy Poet Brigit Reedy and Cowboy Poet Cora Woods, two of the youngest performers at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, do an impromptu jam session on Friday night.

Cowboy Poet Cora Woods, left, dances with Cowboy Poet Brigit Reedy, right, two of the youngest performers at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering dance together to music performed by Marshall Ford Swing Band at a Friday evening swing dance party at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Thursday at the Gathering:

Cowboy poet Sandy Seaton Sallee of Montana, backstage after a performance at the Western Folklife Center.

Special guests to the Cowboy Poetry Gathering are members of the Hungarian Herding Culture. During the Opening of the Exhibit on Herdsmen and Horsemen of the Hungarian Puszta at the Wiegand Gallery, they demonstrated Hungarian style saddle making and weaving with guests of the gallery.

A guest of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering examines an example of Hungarian weaving. Special guests to the Cowboy Poetry Gathering are members of the Hungarian Herding Culture. During the Opening of the Exhibit on Herdsmen and Horsemen of the Hungarian Puszta at the Wiegand Gallery, they demonstrated Hungarian style saddle making and weaving with guests of the gallery.

Ed Littlefield, Jr, of the band Marley’s Ghost warms up on the electric steele guitar before a performace at the western Folklife Center.

Musician Muzzie Braun, left and musician and folklorist Hal Cannon, right, chat backstage before Hal introduces Muzzie during Thursday evening’s performance at the Gathering.

Backstage before a performance, cowboy poet and musician D.W. Groethe, left, and cowboy poet Jess Howard, right, warm up for the show called “Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Wednesday at the Gathering:

Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell Works on finishing up a hat that he made for himself in hat making workshop under the instruction of Roy Jackson.

Teresa Jordan, writer and show host, right, waits for cowboy poet Glenn Ohrlin to exit the stage to congratulate him on a job well done, after an afternoon performance.

John Doran wipes the sweat from his brow while he teaches a workshop on dutch oven cooking.

John Doran teaches a workshop in dutch oven cooking. He lifts the lid of one of the dutch ovens to check on the progress of a cooking turkey.

Written by Jessica Brandi Lifland

January 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Images from Ireland December 2010 – January 2011

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I was just in Greystones, Wicklow County Ireland for 3 weeks. Side trips included Counties Kilkenny, Waterford and then a trip to Belfast.

To see a Gallery of Images Click Here:

Robinson’s Pub in Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

The following clip was from a small session in the Horse and Hound pub in Delgany, Wicklow County. Still images to come.

The Horse and Hound:

“Probably the oldest pub in the vicinity as it has been established since 1790. It echoes of an older equestrian tradition and although the houndsmen have vanished now into history, the atmosphere of a distinctive local tavern remains here. Food is servedfrom full meals to snacks.” from www.discoverireland.ie

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Apparently wordpress won’t let me imbed a .mov or even paste an imbed code! I’ve done a search. Any advice?

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January 7, 2011 at 10:14 am

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2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 26 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 85 posts. There were 297 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 35mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 30th with 91 views. The most popular post that day was Haiti.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were jessicalifland.com, facebook.com, cowboypoetry.com, iwantnina.blogspot.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for holga photography, owyhee nevada, thies senegal, jessica lifland, and bar scene photos.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Haiti June 2010
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2

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko 2010 January 2010
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3

About Me July 2008
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4

Haiti: six months later: Adopting Watson July 2010
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5

Cowboy Poet Rodney Nelson at the Sims Creek Ranch, North Dakota May 2010

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January 7, 2011 at 7:12 am

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