Jam of the Day: Dancing Calcobrena by Máire Bhreatnach (FINAL FANTASY IV Celtic Moon)
Final Fantasy IV Celtic Moon is a pretty significant album. Released in 1991, it was the first arranged album to come out on the Square Brand label. It also features not one, but three artists (Máire Bhreatnach, Cormac Bhreatnach, and Ronan Browne) whose music would later be heard in Riverdance. And that is only part of the star power of this eight-performer album.
The Celtic style meshes extremely well with Nobuo Uematsu’s great score, though I admit that I’m partial to Celtic arrangements. And of course, it helps that they covered “Dancing Colcobrena” as it’s one of my favorite tracks from the OST.