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Piano Academy of Ireland's 2nd International Limerick Contest

Verne Windham talks to Dr. Matthew Potter about the history and tradition of limericks.

Verne talks to Dr. Matthew Potter, Curator of the Limerick Museum at Limerick City and County, Ireland, about the history, craft, and lively tradition of limerick writing and reciting.

The Piano Academy of Ireland welcomes contestants to its 2nd International Limerick Contest until March 8. Visit

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.