I'm really surprised not to see more rebel tunes in here.
We're using Black and Tans to liven things up. It sounds really cool if you have an electric fiddle and can use it!
We have four gigs, and they are all completely different! One is for an significantly older, well-to-do crowd that will get most of the trads...another is a bar crowd that's used to the rock stuff. Rebel tunes go over well there, as do fiddle tunes that you can start slower and really cook on the third time around. If you have dancers, a slip jig looks great to just about anyone.
As for set lists...we have one, but it's a guideline, not a rule. If you get a request from a patron, or a crap in your tipper hand, it's always good to be flexible enough to mix things up.