New Rhythms was formerly known as:
The Northern Rock Festival Group

The Northern Rock Festival Group was established in 1994 in Royston, North Glasgow. In September 1999, the Group was awarded £228,628 from Lottery funds to convert the basement of a local community centre into a dedicated community music resource facility, to be known as the “Roch Rooms.”

The facility opened in October 2000 and had two recording studios, rehearsal facilities, café and access to musical instruments. A range of local youth groups are involved in courses in guitar, keyboard, percussion and DJ mixing skills. Sessions have also been provided for children of asylum seekers, pre-school groups, courses for the local Drugs Rehabilitation Project and a singing course for a women’s group.