Gathering Moments on Film and YouTube

Enjoying the GatheringWe continue to gather memories on film during the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, with selected performances and behind the scenes videos. Between 2007 and 2011, we featured short "guerilla" videos, wherein a team of folklorists with video cameras and microphones wandered the venues asking folks about their experiences at the Gathering, and collecting stories. Nightly, they created short films in record time with minimal editing. Watch these "shoot-from-the-hip" videos here.

Watch all guerilla videos on  our Western Folklife Center YouTube channel (National Cowboy Poetry Gathering playlist), or click on the title below.


27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (on YouTube)

The Marshall Ford Swing Band Plays the Gathering
Wrecks on the Range

 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (on YouTube) 

Carrying it Forward
Creole Cowboys at the Gathering

25th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering (on YouTube)

The 25th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

24th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
(view on our website)

Handlebars and Horseshoes
Sharing Sonoran Music
Yodeling with Wylie

23rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
(view on our website)

Welcome to Elko
Hats Off to Elko
Picon Punch at the Star
Glenn Ohrlin - Stringing a Line
After Hours at the Gathering