Boxed In is the 15th annual CD of the students of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music. Its format signals a new approach to this year’s album. In previous years, one of the two discs has been devoted to the work of the S6 students, and the other to all the rest of the students. However, we’ve known for a while now that we were losing some nice music by not starting to record until after Christmas, so this session we decided to go for it right away and change the two discs from “S6” and “Other” to “Pre-Christmas” and “Post-Christmas.” We think it’s led to even more variety for our listeners to enjoy, and so we’re going to keep it like that until the next big idea comes along. The production of the Centre’s annual CD is the focal point of the whole school year, and the material on it is selected from all the live performance arrangements produced that year. The Centre, also known as Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd, is a residential project based at Plockton High School in the Highlands of Scotland. Its previous students include several award-winning performers and leading lights of the current generation of Scottish traditional musicians and singers, and the tutors include many of the best known traditional musicians in Scotland. Entry to the Centre is by audition and is open to all secondary school pupils resident in Scotland.