Dan Leno  (1860-1904)
Last updated: 02.07.22
p_lenod.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Dan Leno was a leading English music hall comedian and musical theatre actor during the late Victorian era born as George Wild Galvin in St Pancras, London.
Born into a stage family he entertained as a child and joined his parents on stage in their music hall act in 1864. His first solo appearance was at the Britannia Music Hall in Coventry 1869. Known for his clog dancing he was the star of his family's act. During the late 1880s and 1890s he was reported to be one of the highest-paid comedians in the world.
He was best known, aside from his music hall act, for his dame roles in the annual pantomimes that were popular at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London from 1888 to 1904.
At the peak of his career in 1901, he performed his Huntsman sketch for Edward VII at Sandringham.
Following ill health and a mental breakdown he died in London.

Websites:
url15.gif Dan Leno Biography by wikipedia.org.  
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Going to the Races D. Leno
audioextmp315.gif Huntsman, The D. Leno
audioextmp315.gif Mrs. Kelly Edison Bell Record: 5615 Harry Bluff
     Title Attribution Remarks
       
url15.gif As Hot As I Can Make It Harry King (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Bow Street Charles Raynor (music)
Charles Merion (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Buying a House Herbert Darnley (music)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Clever Mr. Green Herbert Darnley (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Dear Old Mike Harry King (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Detective Camera George Le Brunn (music)
J. Newland (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Forty Thieves, The John Caulfield (music)
J Harroway (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
S. Cowell (perf.)
 
url15.gif Grass Widower, The J.H. Woodhouse (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Her Mother's at the Bottom of It All George Le Brunn (music)
Harry King (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Huntsman, The Frederick Eplett (music)
Albert Perry (words)
George A. Stevens (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif I'm Waiting For Him Tonight Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif  Jap, The George Le Brunn (music)
Richard Morton (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Lecturer, The T.B. Sedgwick (music)
Denham E. Harrison (words)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif May-Day Fireman, The Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Mother's Washing Day Frank Leo (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Muffin Man, The Harry King (music)
Edmund Forman (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif My Old Man George Le Brunn (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif My Wife's Relations Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Salvage Man, The Herbert Darnley (music)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Swimming Master, The Herbert Darnley (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Tower of London, The Dan Leno (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
url15.gif Where Are You Going To, My Pretty Maid? J. P. Harrington (music)
W H Liddy (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
N. Wallace (perf.)
 
url15.gif Young Men Taken in and Done For Harry King (music)
George Le Brunn (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
 
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
  As performer        
pdf15.gif Beefeater (1900), The H. Darnley (words & music)
D. Leno (perf.)
Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
This list is arranged by composer and contains 31 works performed by Dan Leno who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: (w&m)
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
perf15.jpg Forty Thieves (1855), The John Caulfield J Harroway (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
S. Cowell (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Clever Mr. Green (1897) Herbert Darnley Frederick Eplett (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Salvage Man (1899), The Herbert Darnley Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
perf15.jpg Swimming Master (1899), The Herbert Darnley(w&m) D. Leno (perf.)
perf15.jpg Beefeater (1900), The Herbert Darnley(w&m) D. Leno (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Buying a House (1901) Herbert Darnley Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
perf15.jpg Barrister (1894), The Frederick Eplett H. Castling (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Huntsman (1900), The Frederick Eplett Albert Perry (words)
George A. Stevens (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
perf15.jpg Where Are You Going To, My Pretty Maid? (1905) J. P. Harrington W H Liddy (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
N. Wallace (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Young Men Taken in and Done For (1888) Harry King George Le Brunn (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
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perf15.jpg  As Hot As I Can Make It (1889) Harry King(w&m) D. Leno (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Dear Old Mike (1889) Harry King(w&m) D. Leno (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Muffin Man (1889), The Harry King(w&m) D. Leno (perf.) Pub.
perf15.jpg Her Mother's at the Bottom of It All (1889) George Le Brunn Harry King (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg My Old Man (1889) George Le Brunn Harry King (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Detective Camera (1892) George Le Brunn James Newland (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Jap (1893), The George Le Brunn D. Leno (words)
Richard Morton (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Huntsman (1901), The Dan Leno D. Leno (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg May-Day Fireman (1901), The Dan Leno(w&m) D. Leno (perf.)
perf15.jpg Mrs. Kelly (1901) Dan Leno D. Leno (perf.)
Harry Bluff (perf.)
perf15.jpg Tower of London (1901), The Dan Leno(w&m) D. Leno (perf.)
perf15.jpg  My Wife's Relations (1901c) Dan Leno D. Leno (perf.)
perf15.jpg Going to the Races (1903) Dan Leno D. Leno (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg I'm Waiting For Him Tonight (1907) Dan Leno D. Leno (perf.)
perf15.jpg What Happened to the Manx Cat's Tail? (1930) Dan Leno Jr., Dan D. Leno (perf.)
Florrie Forde (perf.)
perf15.jpg Mother's Washing Day (1898) Frank Leo Harry Wyngate (perf.)
D. Leno (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Bow Street (1895) Charles Raynor Charles Merion (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Lecturer (?), The T.B. Sedgwick Denham E. Harrison (words)
Dan Leno (words)
D. Leno (perf.)
perf15.jpg So and So and Such and Such (1900) Joseph Tabrar(w&m) H. Campbell (perf.)
D. Leno (perf.)
Pub.
perf15.jpg Grass Widower (1904), The J.H. Woodhouse(w&m) D. Leno (perf.)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 7 works by Dan Leno (1860-1904). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Huntsman, The 1901 D. Leno (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
May-Day Fireman, The (w&m) 1901 D. Leno (perf.)
Mrs. Kelly 1901 D. Leno (perf.)
Harry Bluff (perf.)
 youtube15.jpg audioextmp315.gif
Tower of London, The (w&m) 1901 D. Leno (perf.)  youtube15.jpg
My Wife's Relations 1901c D. Leno (perf.)
Going to the Races 1903 D. Leno (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
I'm Waiting For Him Tonight 1907 D. Leno (perf.)
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Mrs. Kelly (1901 2:56 D. Leno
youtube15.jpg The Tower Of London (1901) 3:09 D. Leno