Folk sensation Seth Lakeman had to fight his way through the crowds to perform in two music shops in Cornwall today.
The Devon-based singer signed CDs, posed for pictures with fans and performed a number of songs from his new album.
Lakeman, a former Mercury Music Prize winner, was in Cornwall ahead of a performance in Truro Cathedral tonight.
Hannah Willis, owner of Music Nostalgia in Truro's Pannier Market, said there were queues through the market and CDs sold out within minutes this afternoon.
She said: "It was pandemonium because everyone came beforehand to buy the CD and he had to fight his way through.
"There were people crowding all aroud him and he was in his element really.
"It's the first time we've done something like that. This is a step up for us because he's such a well-known artist."
Lakeman started the day at Jam Records in Falmouth, where owner Mandy Kemp said the event went really well.
"It was really busy," she said. "We sold 40 tickets and 20 or so people who came in to get things afterwards. He hung around fro quite a bit chatting to people and getting photos done."
* See this week's What's On for a full review of the show in Truro Cathedral.